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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 frac·tious /ˈfrækʃəs/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Frac·tious a.  Apt to break out into a passion; apt to scold; cross; snappish; ugly; unruly; as, a fractious man; a fractious horse.
 Syn: -- Snappish; peevish; waspish; cross; irritable; perverse; pettish.
 -- Frac*tious*ly, v. -- Frac*tious*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious
             animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a
             refractory child" [syn: refractory]
      2: easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious
         young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"
         [syn: cranky, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish,
          pettish, petulant, testy, tetchy, techy]
      3: unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be
         troublesome; "rockets were much too fractious to be tested
         near thigkly populated areas"; "fractious components of a
         communication system"