Synonyms for fractious

Synonyms for (adjective) fractious

Synonyms: fractious

Definition: unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome

Usage: rockets were much too fractious to be tested near thickly populated areas; fractious components of a communication system

Similar words: difficult, hard

Definition: not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure

Usage: a difficult task; nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access; difficult times; why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?


Synonyms: fractious, cranky, scratchy, irritable, peckish, peevish, pettish, petulant, nettlesome, techy, testy, tetchy

Definition: easily irritated or annoyed

Usage: an incorrigibly fractious young man; not the least nettlesome of his countrymen

Similar words: ill-natured

Definition: having an irritable and unpleasant disposition


Synonyms: fractious, recalcitrant, refractory

Definition: stubbornly resistant to authority or control

Usage: a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness; a refractory child

Similar words: disobedient

Definition: not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

Usage: disobedient children