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.
THE departure of Jockeys Association chief John Blake at the end of a long, fractious and trying three and a half-year tenure came as something of a surprise to some of its members.
SWEET and sour combinations of fractious guitars and skewed melodies from this Hartlepool band, who will be playing at The Golden Cross on Thursday.
Though he is not personally implicated, it was the last straw in his increasingly fractious relationship with fellow board members at Pride Park.
But the goings-on in the ice cream-coloured village have kept many a fractious youngster quiet for those vital few minutes while you catch up on sleep, brew up, cook, iron or just snatch a few precious moments to yourself.
JOE COLE: Not his best afternoon and a bit fractious as he struggled to make his mark in midfield.
TONY Blair was warned not to hire the man behind an explosive book on the "fractious" relationship between him and Gordon Brown.
Barrister Cherie said: "Leo has been a bit fractious but is doing really well.
Rochdale were the better passing side throughout and deserved the win in what became a more fractious affair the longer it went on, keeping referee Peter Rejer busy.
The fractious foursome's tour, which will begin in Detroit, will promote Looking Forward, their first album for 11 years.
He explains: "They will move into the old Applewhite house and one of the gay men will have a fractious, hateful relationship with Susan.
Now staff have pinned up a portrait of its latest star - Fractious the falcon.
He added she was extremely fractious in the stalls and started awkwardly.