Search Result for "fractiously":
1. in a peevish manner;
[syn: peevishly, querulously, fractiously]
2. in a fractious manner;
- Example: "the horse was behaving fractiously and refused to jump"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Fractious \Frac"tious\, a. [Cf. Prov. E. frack forward, eager, E. freak, fridge; or Prov. E. fratch to squabble, quarrel.] 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. [1913 Webster]