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fractiously


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Fractious  \Frac"tious\,  a.  [Cf.  Prov.  E.  frack  forward,  eager, 
  E.  freak,  fridge;  or  Prov.  E.  fratch  to  squabble,  quarrel.] 
  Apt  to  break  out  into  a  passion;  apt  to  scold;  cross; 
  snappish;  ugly;  unruly;  as  a  fractious  man;  a  fractious 
  horse. 
 
  Syn:  Snappish;  peevish;  waspish;  cross;  irritable;  perverse; 
  pettish.  --  {Frac"tious*ly},  v.  --  {Frac"tious*ness},  n. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  fractiously 
  adv  1:  in  a  peevish  manner  [syn:  {peevishly},  {querulously}] 
  2:  in  a  fractious  manner;  "the  horse  was  behaving  fractiously 
  and  refused  to  jump" 




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