Irritable; touchy; peevish
Showing or resulting from a quick temper or a fit of anger
Of, like, or highly seasoned with pepper
Sensitive to touch; easily irritated, as a part of the body
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.
Marked by or consisting of scratches:
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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Easily aroused to anger.
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