The definition of fractious is someone who is bad tempered, or someone or something that is difficult to control.
In an ill humor; bad-tempered; peevish
Showing ill humor or impatience, as a glance or remark
Peevish; petulant; cross
The definition of petulant is someone who gets irritated without a good reason.
Marked by or consisting of scratches:
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Find another word for peckish. In this page you can discover 14 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for peckish, like: cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy and techy.