fractiousness fractiousness  /f ˈræk ʃəs nəs/


  • (n) the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline



  1. They have scarcely hit the sack when, sure enough, intruders arrive, squabbling among themselves with menacing fractiousness.
  2. But his experience is both a harbinger of and a template for the travails of Iraq, as well as a once and future job description for how to deal with fractiousness and tumult.
  3. Five days later the Polish factions surprised a world accustomed to Polish fractiousness: they had reached agreement and formed a government acceptable to all of the Big Three.


  • Unrest Behind the Dream Car

    With the approach of the Monza race, Ferrari officials acknowledge, there has been the annual round of fractiousness among engineers, racing team officials and executives.
    on September 8, 2013     Source: New York Times


  • "There is always some fractiousness within the Jewish community," says David Harris, executive director of the American Jewish Committee in New York. "But if Israel's very existence is at stake, then petty partisan differences are easily put...
    on Aug 3, 2006 By: David Harris Source: Christian Science Monitor

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