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Dictionary definition for: Fractious

1. (s) stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness" "a refractory child"

2. (s) easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man" "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"

3. (s) unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome; "rockets were much too fractious to be tested near thigkly populated areas" "fractious components of a communication system"

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