Definition of fractiously in US English:

fractiously

adverb

  • See fractious

    • ‘‘You should know that if you were at a convent school,’ he says, a bit fractiously.’
    • ‘The council had promised a review of the rating system and had put the idea out for consultation, but when it came to the vote, it fractiously split down the middle.’
    • ‘The nature of civilization is that it is a framework wherein people may live together, however fractiously.’
    • ‘For all of the rhetoric about teamwork in the health professions, most work is fractiously divided.’