Translation of fractious in Spanish:

fractious

quisquilloso, adj.

Pronunciation: /ˈfrækʃəs//ˈfrakʃəs/

adjective

  • 1

    (irritable)
    (child) quisquilloso
    (old man) cascarrabias informal
    (invalid) quejumbroso
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Two horses were approaching from the high, barren hills; the man in front was having difficulty controlling his fractious horse with one hand.
    • The management is difficult, the people get pretty fractious, and it starts feeling like the early years when one is in Opposition.
    • And the actors were fractious and the crew was muttering.
    • People with pain can be fractious and difficult, and elderly people may not be paragons of charm and cheerfulness.
    • The youngest children get fractious and older family members get irritable trying to keep the peace.
    • 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.
  • 2

    (unruly)
    rebelde
    • That is no way to govern, especially when he heads a fractious coalition and his party holds just 11% of the seats in Parliament.
    • They are, however, extraordinarily difficult to discipline, incredibly fractious.
    • An already fractious situation has just got more difficult.
    • For 110 years, it has remained a fractious but unitary organization.
    • One potential course would be a breakdown of central control and a return to fractious regionalism.
    • A system without it could lead to division and multiple parties - and imagine the fractious problem of coalition governments.
    • Thus all the world's ambition gets funnelled through schools, turning academia into fractious circuses of human conflict and desperately competing agendas.
    • He was chosen for his ability to unite the fractious coalition and for his ability to connect to people.
    • After going backwards at the election and losing ground in opinion polls since, Opposition MPs are cranky, fractious and looking for answers.
    • For all the region's fractious history, its transformation of the range from battle ground to recreation area occurred surprisingly early.