1(irritable)(child) quisquilloso(old man) (invariable adjective) cascarrabias informal(invalid) quejumbroso
- He was getting fractious and crabby while I was getting panicky because I knew there was something else and I couldn't remember what it was.
- Two horses were approaching from the high, barren hills; the man in front was having difficulty controlling his fractious horse with one hand.
- A whirlwind start set the tone for the game: the exchanges were hard and physical and there were some fractious moments as tempers flared in the struggle for superiority.
- Suffice to say, I would not recommend this level of preparation when travelling with a fractious three-year-old and a grumpy husband.
- And the actors were fractious and the crew was muttering.
- The management is difficult, the people get pretty fractious, and it starts feeling like the early years when one is in Opposition.
- And I'm usually alright in the morning but by about lunchtime in the afternoon I tend to get very irritable and fractious and I'm not quite sure why.
- The youngest children get fractious and older family members get irritable trying to keep the peace.
- People with pain can be fractious and difficult, and elderly people may not be paragons of charm and cheerfulness.
- Thus all the world's ambition gets funnelled through schools, turning academia into fractious circuses of human conflict and desperately competing agendas.
- For all the region's fractious history, its transformation of the range from battle ground to recreation area occurred surprisingly early.
- One potential course would be a breakdown of central control and a return to fractious regionalism.
- For 110 years, it has remained a fractious but unitary organization.
- A system without it could lead to division and multiple parties - and imagine the fractious problem of coalition governments.
- He was chosen for his ability to unite the fractious coalition and for his ability to connect to people.
- An already fractious situation has just got more difficult.
- They are, however, extraordinarily difficult to discipline, incredibly fractious.
- After going backwards at the election and losing ground in opinion polls since, Opposition MPs are cranky, fractious and looking for answers.
- That is no way to govern, especially when he heads a fractious coalition and his party holds just 11% of the seats in Parliament.