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Daemon
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fractious

(adjective) Stubbornly resistant to authority or control.

Synonyms: recalcitrant, refractory

Usage: The young horse was a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness; no one could ride her.
Mehrdad77
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fractious (adj.)

"apt to quarrel," 1725, from fraction in an obsolete sense of "a brawling, discord" (c. 1500) + -ous; probably on model of captious. Related: Fractiously; fractiousness.
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If you're prone to picking fights, making snarky comments, and being frustratingly stubborn, you're fractious. And odds are you're not invited to too many parties.
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Someone who is fractious is cranky, rebellious and inclined to cause problems. Tempers and children are commonly described as such. In To Kill A Mockingbird, author Harper Lee uses the word to describe the trouble-making Calpurnia: "She had always been too hard on me, she had at last seen the error of her fractious ways, she was sorry and too stubborn to say so."
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cranky, irritable, nettlesome, peckish, peevish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, techy, testy, tetchy
ill-natured
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fractious
Definition: (adjective) Stubbornly resistant to authority or control.
Synonyms: recalcitrant, refractory
Usage: The young horse was a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness; no one could ride her.
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fractious

Definition: (adjective) Stubbornly resistant to authority or control.
Synonyms: recalcitrant, refractory
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