Definition of fractious in English:

fractious

Line breaks: frac|tious
Pronunciation: /ˈfrakʃəs
 
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adjective

Derivatives

fractiously

adverb
More example sentences
  • ‘You should know that if you were at a convent school,’ he says, a bit fractiously.
  • For all of the rhetoric about teamwork in the health professions, most work is fractiously divided.
  • The council had promised a review of the rating system and had put the idea out for consultation, but when it came to the vote, it fractiously split down the middle.

fractiousness

noun
More example sentences
  • All the fractiousness isn't surprising really.
  • Day-to-day resilience is as necessary in New York as a wet suit in ice water, in part to deal with fractiousness of the city's own creation.
  • For all of our fractiousness and various feints left, right and center, we are the grown up party.

Origin

late 17th century: from fraction, probably on the pattern of the pair faction, factious.

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