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1. Inclined to make trouble; unruly.
2. Having a peevish nature; cranky.
[From fraction, discord (obsolete).]
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|Noun||1.||fractiousness - the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline|
contrariness, perverseness, perversity - deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
wildness - an unruly disposition to do as one pleases; "Liza had always had a tendency to wildness"; "the element of wildness in his behavior was a protest against repressive convention"
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The quality or condition of being unruly:
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