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fractious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fractious

(adj) stubbornly resistant to authority or control
Synonyms : recalcitrant , refractory
Example Sentence
  • a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness
  • a refractory child

(adj) easily irritated or annoyed
Example Sentence
  • an incorrigibly fractious young man
  • not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

(adj) unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome
Example Sentence
  • rockets were much too fractious to be tested near thickly populated areas
  • fractious components of a communication system

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for fractious

those who get their limbs get fractured...gets annoyed or bad tempered by taking bed rest for long
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by preetisoni2411

f + RACTIOUS -> RACTIOUS sounds like RAKSHAS(like Raavan) -> RAKSHAS' are easily irritated
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by findktk

when u get a fracture, u get cranky,irksome
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by jay_gandhi

fractious(FRACTURE TO US) - one who causes fracture to others is unruly...
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by the suspect

it takes a fraction of a second for the rakshas to get angry...
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by SDV

Fractious - jo phracture karwa sake! like an unruly horse.. gira toh haddi tuti!
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by avinav

when a person is fractured he/she complains about it and is annoyed i.e. is fractious
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by mohanster

if u r frACTious, u tend to ACT up and r very contrary
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by kayla2010

The class became fractious when it was rumored that fractions would be on the test.
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by memory man

chilla kyun raha hai.. dimaag main fracture hai kya.. kuch samjhta hi nahi.. kaisa fractious ladka hai!!
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by yourbikash

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