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Definition of "fractiousness" [fractiousness]

  • The quality of being fractious; trouble-making; unruliness. (noun)
  • A peevish or cranky nature. (noun)

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Use "fractiousness" in a sentence
  • "Again he strove for playfulness of speech, but it was too great a moment for even love fractiousness to enter in."
  • "Sure black is cool, and night is far less stodgy than sunlit cities – but fractiousness and contrariness were not the source of your reversals in characters like Martin Martel, or the initial ‘illusion’ so to speak that the good guys wore black in Recluce."
  • "But the incivility that we're seeing, the fractiousness of our political life, the nativism that we're seeing right now - it's a very angry country."