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Synonyms of fractious in English:


  • 1 they fight and squabble like fractious children
    informal snappish, snappy, chippy, on a short fuse, short-fused
    British informal shirty, stroppy, narky, ratty, eggy, like a bear with a sore head
    North American informal cranky, ornery, peckish, soreheaded
    Australian/New Zealand informal snaky
    informal, dated waxy, miffy
    [Antonyms] contented, affable
  • 2 the National Olympic Committee has to hold its fractious members together
    [Antonyms] dutiful
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