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1. [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"

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

3. [s] stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child"

similar words

1. [a] difficult

2. [a] hard

3. [a] ill-natured

4. [a] disobedient

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