Rough, crude, or forbidding in appearance
Not producing a liquid substance that is normally produced:
Harsh and grating in sound; sounding rough and husky
Characterized by violent motion; turbulent:
Making squawking sounds.
The definition of strident is something loud, harsh-sounding or shrill.
Disagreeable to the sense of hearing
Of, full of, or covered with rock fragments or pebbles:
Having, occurring in, or marked with spots
Not level, smooth, or flat; rough; irregular
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
(Chiefly Brit.) Somewhat hungry
Peevish; petulant; cross
The definition of petulant is someone who gets irritated without a good reason.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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