fractiousness
noun see fractious

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • fractiousness — index contempt (disobedience to the court) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • fractiousness — noun a) The quality of being fractious; trouble making; unruliness His speaking voice, a gruff husky tenor, added to the impression of fractiousness he conveyed. F. Scott Fitzgerald, , Chapter 1 b) A peevish or cranky nature See Also: fractiously …   Wiktionary

  • fractiousness — fractious ► ADJECTIVE 1) easily irritated. 2) difficult to control. DERIVATIVES fractiously adverb fractiousness noun. ORIGIN from FRACTION(Cf. ↑fraction), probably on the pattern of faction, factious …   English terms dictionary

  • Fractiousness — 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:… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • fractiousness — See fractiously. * * * …   Universalium

  • fractiousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun The quality or condition of being unruly: dis orderliness, indocility, intractability, intracta bleness, obstinacy, obstinateness, obstreperousness, recalcitrance, recalcitrancy, refractoriness, uncontrollability,… …   English dictionary for students

  • fractiousness — frac·tious·ness …   English syllables

  • fractiousness — noun the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline • Syn: ↑unruliness, ↑willfulness, ↑wilfulness • Derivationally related forms: ↑wilful (for: ↑wilfulness), ↑willful …   Useful english dictionary

  • unruliness — noun the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline • Syn: ↑fractiousness, ↑willfulness, ↑wilfulness • Derivationally related forms: ↑wilful (for: ↑wilfulness), ↑willful …   Useful english dictionary

  • wilfulness — noun the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline • Syn: ↑unruliness, ↑fractiousness, ↑willfulness • Derivationally related forms: ↑wilful, ↑willful (for: ↑willfulness), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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