fractious | fractiousness | fractiously

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Meaning(s)

quick to become angry or irritable

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fractious - tetchy

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A ‘fractious’ type of person is somebody who is quarrelsome, easily annoyed, and very stubborn, which makes them difficult to be around in either a social or professional environment. The word can also be used in relation to something that tends to be marked by trouble or acrimonious disagreements, such as a relationship.

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Antonyms cordial

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  1. I’m not surprised those two are no longer working together. They’ve always had a fractious relationship.

  2. Our teacher’s fractiousness creates a hostile class environment and makes students afraid to engage and ask questions.

  3. The politician answered the journalist rather fractiously. She obviously wasn’t very happy with the question.

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