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    fractious - Dictionary definition and meaning for word fractious

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

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

when u get a fracture, u get cranky,irksome

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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