stubbornly resistant to authority or control;
"a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"
"a refractory child"
easily irritated or annoyed;
"an incorrigibly fractious young man"
"not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome;
"rockets were much too fractious to be tested near thickly populated areas"
"fractious components of a communication system"
- Children often get fractious and tearful when tired.
- The six fractious republics are demanding autonomy.
Christina was the more fractious of the two, passionate and given to terrible tantrums.出自： K. Jones
The horse was fractious and scared and it skittered about in the street.出自： C. McCarthy