Correy mooned around the Arpan sub-base like a fractious child.
His voice had a fractious tone, as if he combated an unseen tyrant.
I'll break you to pieces, James H., if you are fractious; and I've got the weapons to do it with.
You are old enough to know better, and yet you behave like a fractious child.
There's a tray for each, of course; but a ball dress is such a fractious ...