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Word: fractious

Definition: unruly; peevish; cranky; bad-tempered; Ex. fractious horse


Sentences Containing 'fractious'

'So when she got a situation,' said Mr. Omer, 'to keep a fractious old lady company, they didn't very well agree, and she didn't stop.
He also criticized other opposition leaders for behaving in what he described as a fractious, selfish, and inconsistent manner since the early 1990s.
His ambitious reforms of the fractious Mexican military transformed the armed forces from a political partisan to an armed force loyal to the president and government.
Jia permitted the Lu to ignore Li's orders, resulting in a fractious command.
Merrick was of the opinion that it would be either loved or hated, being a design which is "beautifully fractious, and not quite knowable".

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