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Related to fractiously: pettishness


1. Inclined to make trouble; unruly.
2. Having a peevish nature; cranky.

[From fraction, discord (obsolete).]

frac′tious·ly adv.
frac′tious·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.fractiously - in a peevish manner
2.fractiously - in a fractious manner; "the horse was behaving fractiously and refused to jump"
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Flow-based and place-based logics often fractiously collided in the marketplace.
On the other hand, a different cabinet member, Jeremy Hunt, tells us that we are a wicked lot of people, who are banishing our elderly parents to live together in old peoples' homes, when we should be doing what Chinese peasants always did, because they never had any other choice, namely, getting all three generations to bunk up together, living fractiously on top of each other.
Within educated Roman Catholic circles, mutedly in the 1920s and 30s, more fractiously in the late 40s and 50s, and culminating in positions taken at Vatican II in the 60s, Catholic theologians, as well as Catholic thinkers and writers, debated the meaning of nature and grace, and they held this debate in both Thomist and Augustinian terms.