Thesaurus / fractious
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In her stories, everyday problems — the challenges of managing an unwieldy paper route, dealing with a fractious sibling or coping with an absent parent — became tales of triumph.
BEVERLY CLEARY, BELOVED AUTHOR WHO CHRONICLED SCHOOLYARD SCRAPES AND FEISTY KIDS, DIES AT 104HARRISON SMITH, BECKY KRYSTALMARCH 26, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Companies that collectively pour millions of dollars each year into campaigns through employee-funded PACs are registering their worry and anger about last week’s chaos with a reexamination of their role in powering the nation’s fractious politics.
CAMPAIGN FINANCE SYSTEM ROCKED AS FIRMS PAUSE OR HALT CONTRIBUTIONS AFTER ELECTION RESULTS CHALLENGEDTODD FRANKEL, JEFF STEIN, TONY ROMMJANUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Danny Meyer wants to bring everyone to the table after a fractious election.
DOORDASH BACKS DOWN FROM HIGHER FEES ON D.C. RESTAURANTS AFTER CITY ATTORNEY GENERAL STEPS INTIM CARMANDECEMBER 10, 2020WASHINGTON POST
"I felt tired because I met no one I cared for," she answered, in rather fractious tones.
ELSTER'S FOLLYMRS. HENRY WOOD
He could not think of one, for being alone made him feel fractious, yet he could not bear to meet any one.
THE WORKS OF GUY DE MAUPASSANT, VOLUME VIII.GUY DE MAUPASSANT
We expect to be caught with chaff, like fractious colts coquetting with the halter and secretly not unwilling to be caught.
UNVEILING A PARALLELALICE ILGENFRITZ JONES AND ELLA MARCHANT
He had been regarding with interest a shackled-kneed varlet holding a halberd in his arms as if it had been a fractious bairn.
JOAN OF THE SWORD HANDS(AMUEL) R(UTHERFORD) CROCKETT
In her secret heart Eunice knew that when her sister was tired out she was fractious; she loved her too well to say cross words.
A LITTLE GIRL IN OLD SALEMAMANDA MINNIE DOUGLAS
His drinking continued, about which we sometimes quarreled; for, when a little intoxicated, he was very fractious.
FRANKLIN'S AUTOBIOGRAPHYBENJAMIN FRANKLIN
It is like a fractious child, which will neither go to sleep nor allow its parents to get their rest.
NERVOUS BREAKDOWNS AND HOW TO AVOID THEMCHARLES DAVID MUSGROVE
WORDS RELATED TO FRACTIOUS
- beside oneself
- like a loose cannon
- out of control
- out of line
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