Definition of fractious in English:


Line breaks: frac|tious
Pronunciation: /ˈfrakʃəs




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  • ‘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.


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  • 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.


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

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