Synonyms of fractious in English:

fractious


See definition of fractious

adjective

1‘they fight and squabble like fractious children’

SYNONYMS

grumpy, grouchy, crotchety, in a mood, in a bad mood, cantankerous, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, ill-natured, ill-humoured, peevish, having got out of bed the wrong side, cross, as cross as two sticks, disagreeable, pettish

irritable, irascible, tetchy, testy, curmudgeonly

crabbed, crabby, waspish, prickly, peppery, touchy, scratchy, crusty, splenetic, shrewish, short-tempered, hot-tempered, quick-tempered, dyspeptic, choleric, bilious, liverish, cross-grained

informal snappish, snappy, chippy, on a short fuse, short-fused

British informal shirty, stroppy, narky, ratty, eggy, like a bear with a sore head

North American informal cranky, ornery, peckish, soreheaded

Australian NZ informal snaky

informal, dated waxy, miffy

ANTONYMS

contented, affable

2‘the National Olympic Committee has to hold its fractious members together’

SYNONYMS

wayward, unruly, uncontrollable, unmanageable, out of hand, obstreperous, difficult, headstrong, refractory, recalcitrant, intractable

disobedient, insubordinate, disruptive, disorderly, undisciplined, troublemaking, rebellious, mutinous, anarchic

defiant, stubborn, obstinate, contrary, wilful

archaic contumacious

ANTONYMS

dutiful