Definition of fractious:
rough, difficult, vexing, teasing, tender, uncontrollable, tetchy, ungovernable, obstinate, troublesome, nettlesome, vexatious, untoward, grating, plaguy, wild, crank, recalcitrant, excitable, stubborn, wayward, cranky, disorderly, peace, irritating, lawless, spotty, unmanageable, plaguey, bothersome, pettish, refractory, petulant, ill-natured, pestiferous, control, perverse, rebellious, peevish, testy, disobedient, techy, annoying, indocile, out of line, raspy, wilful, resist, scratchy, irritable, uneven, froward, unruly, order, hard, intractable, abrasive, galling, tippy, peckish, factious, undisciplined, gravelly, pestering, pesky, contrary, obstreperous, rasping.
- "The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 17", Charles Francis Horne.
- "Ayala's Angel", Anthony Trollope.
- "Dear Enemy", Jean Webster.