unfractious

fractious

[frak-shuhs]
adjective
1.
refractory or unruly: a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness.
2.
readily angered; peevish; irritable; quarrelsome: an incorrigibly fractious young man.

Origin:
1715–25; fracti(on) + -ous

fractiously, adverb
fractiousness, noun
unfractious, adjective
unfractiously, adverb
unfractiousness, noun

factional, factious, fractious.


1. stubborn, difficult. 2. testy, captious, petulant, snappish, pettish, waspish, touchy.
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fractious (ˈfrækʃəs)
 
adj
1.  irritable
2.  unruly
 
[C18: from (obsolete) fraction discord + -ous]
 
usage  Fractious is sometimes wrongly used where factious is meant: this factious (not fractious) dispute has split the party still further
 
'fractiously
 
adv
 
'fractiousness
 
n

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fractious
1725, from fraction in an obsolete sense of "brawling, discord" + -ous; probably on model of captious. Related: Fractiousness.
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