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fractious
American English: /ˈfrækʃəs/
British English: /ˈfrakʃəs/

Translation of fractious in Spanish:

adjective

  • 1.1 (irritable)
    (child)
    (invalid)
    Example sentences
    • And I'm usually alright in the morning but by about lunchtime in the afternoon I tend to get very irritable and fractious and I'm not quite sure why.
    • Suffice to say, I would not recommend this level of preparation when travelling with a fractious three-year-old and a grumpy husband.
    • He was getting fractious and crabby while I was getting panicky because I knew there was something else and I couldn't remember what it was.
    1.2 (unruly)
    Example sentences
    • For 110 years, it has remained a fractious but unitary organization.
    • He was chosen for his ability to unite the fractious coalition and for his ability to connect to people.
    • A system without it could lead to division and multiple parties - and imagine the fractious problem of coalition governments.

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