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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

 fractiousness
      n : the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of
          discipline [syn: unruliness, willfulness, wilfulness]