fractious
[ frak-shuhs ]
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Part of Speech adjective
Origin + Etymology
17th century; English from fraction, probably on the pattern of the pair faction, factious .
Synonyms
  • irritable
  • testy
  • unruly
Antonyms
  • agreeable
  • nice
  • patient
Definition
readily angered; peevish; irritable; quarrelsome:
Example
The owner of the restaurant was a fractious man whose short fuse caused a high turnover rate in his staff.
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