Choose a dictionary. Clear explanations of natural written and spoken English. Word Lists. Choose your language. My word lists. Tell us about this example sentence:. The word in the example sentence does not match the entry word. The sentence contains offensive content. Cancel Submit. Your feedback will be reviewed. Synonyms peevish. Related word fractiousness. Examples of fractious. Yet the film doesn't play like the minutes of a fractious board meeting; it turns out to be smart, funny and seemingly seamless.
From TIME. A significant portion of the book is devoted to the sometimes fractioussometimes thoughtful discussions among mother, daughter and narrator son, Fractuous. From Plain Dealer. These examples are from Fractuous Cambridge English Corpus and from sources on the web.
Any opinions in the examples do not represent the opinion of the Cambridge Dictionary editors or of Cambridge University Press or its licensors. Like it or not, humanity is adapting to this fractious information age. From Chicago Daily Herald. Years of fractious legal and political fights have left us with a lawful, legitimate and secure system of detention that has broad national support.
From Huffington Post. Examples of Fractious in a sentence. The inexperienced teacher found the fractious students difficult to control. During the concert, police officers were on hand just in case the crowd became fractious.
The fractious child would not listen to a word his mother said. As a new manager, Hank is not used to dealing with fractious employees who do not follow directions. Surprisingly, the antidepressant turned the reserved little boy into a fractious child who was completely unmanageable. Before this argument gets fractious and we both say things we regret, let us go our separate ways. The principal gave the fractious students detention for misbehaving in the cafeteria.
After the football game, the fans of the losing team became fractious and started to vandalize the stadium. Lebanon needs cash - and fast - after defaulting on its towering sovereign debt and with its banks on their knees.
The central bank has been using up dwindling foreign reserves to subsidise vital imports of wheat, fuel and medicine. Lifting Fractuous, which the central has said cannot go on indefinitely, will bring more misery and may stoke tensions. Minor episodes of sectarian unrest and factional skirmishes have accompanied the economic freefall.
Further deterioration threatens more flare-ups, while security forces are paid in a currency that is rapidly losing its value. Donors who promised billions of dollars to help Lebanon in a Paris conference refused to hand over the cash when the country failed to deliver reforms. They have made changing course a condition for any future help.
Macron delivered a stark message in Beirut on Sept. There are big challenges Fractuous. France has drawn up a detailed roadmap for the new Fractuous, ranging from swiftly restarting talks with the International Monetary Fund to launching tenders to start building new power stations. Crucially, France has said the government must start to tackle endemic corruption quickly in order to secure funds at another donor conference that Paris has said it is ready to hold in the second half of October.
This means any new government faces a tight deadline. It may prove a tall order for Lebanon's Fractuous politicians who have already failed to name a cabinet on time. By Ellen Francis 2 days ago. How prosecutors are abusing anti-riot laws to punish peaceful protesters.
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