fractious


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stubbornly resistant to authority or control

unpredictably difficult in operation

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She then peeped round to where I sat; so stern a neighbour was too restrictive to him, in his present fractious mood, she dared whisper no observations, nor ask of him any information.
His inexorable eyes looked her into submission; and his lean forefinger shook at her warningly, as if he was quieting a fractious child.
Omer, 'to keep a fractious old lady company, they didn't very well agree, and she didn't stop.
When the midfielder was poised to join Chelsea in summer, it was widely thought that his fractious relationship with the Dutchman was partly, if not largely, to blame for him wanting to leave.
In the last series, this task led to a debate about what exactly constitutes an anatomically correct skeleton, and this year looks set to be just as fractious, as one half of each team gets to work in Kent, while the rest attempt to source their items in France.
And we grow even more fractious when the sun finally emerges and temperatures rise.
Billie, who topped the charts with Because We Want To in 1998 before TV fame in Doctor Who, said: "I've always been a bit fractious with my parents - I forced them out of my life.
She told the Times Magazine: "I've always been a bit fractious with my parents.
Budget conferees are named, the House sends a message on tax cut talks and a fractious breakfast for the Big Three - all that and more in the latest issue of our subscriber-only newsletter for political insiders ($).
With no apparent resolution to the fractious and inharmonious relations within the management, the majority on the BIHL Board decided that it had no other option but to openly and voluntarily request reputable receivers to take over the management of BIHL on its behalf.
S residents of Newcastle Adare to hope the fractious dispute over cuts to the arts will soon be resolved, so too will they be keeping their fingers crossed that the city's football team will soon find its way again.
FLY-HALF Jonathan Sexton has braced Ireland for a fractious encounter with Argentina that he believes will be won by the team that delivers amid the pressure of a critical encounter.
It added: "This vote [could be] a litmus test regarding public support for austerity, and the conditionality of financial support from other euro area members, at a time when unpopular austerity measures have already created a fractious mood in distressed EU countries.
In a fractious debate at Bootle town hall, Labour council leader Peter Dowd accused the Lib Dems of trying to "bribe" voters with a 1% one-off council tax rebate.
The appointment was announced on Tuesday as four fighters were killedin a gun battle between rival armed groups in Tripoli, underliningthe interim government's difficulties in controlling theincreasingly fractious groups who toppled Muammar Gaddafi.