fractiousness


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the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline

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Lack of tact, discontent and fractiousness have perhaps gotten worse as the years have gone on.
It is perhaps inevitable that, as literary values have shifted from artistic unity, the dominant measure of success for the New Criticism of the 1940s and 1950s, to the multivocality of our postmodern age, and as historical research has revealed the extent of the political and religious fractiousness of the British isles during the sixteenth century, assessments of the 1577 and 1587 editions of Holinshed would shift as well.
The brief vision of the perfect family enjoying a perfect picnic is of course farcically incongruous at Hill House, wherein the ghostly familial regime is one of fractiousness, not harmony.
To better understand this inane fractiousness, it is helpful to consider globalization in the context that gave rise to its widespread use.
Pakistan's ability to drive structural reforms, despite resurgent political fractiousness, would be a key factor supporting its credit profile.
Aamera Jiwaji looks at the increasing fractiousness within Kenya's construction industry.
His speaking voice, a gruff husky tenor, added to the impression of fractiousness he conveyed.
The disease of sectarian and ethnic fractiousness in Syria is a threat to the stability of Iraq, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, and even Saudi Arabia and Iran.
For Georgis, the dream poignantly conveys how 'queerness'--embodied in this instance in Butler's status as a public lesbian and a Jew--serves as an occasion for the pleasurable interaction of two Palestinian men separated by a long and complex history of occupation, displacement, and both 'postcolonial' and diasporic fractiousness. Georgis understands the musical content of the exchange to underline the crucial role of the aesthetic, here understood via Melanie Klein as the arena in which traumatic histories and repressed knowledges of suffering can be symbolised and creatively worked through.
This makes for an illuminating and deeply contemplative book, as the net effect is an honest grappling with the meaning and fractiousness of the war--a discourse, for the Left, that seems to have become muddier and muddier in the time since.
The coexistence of these often--diametrically opposing trends in the '90s--neoliberalism and those who opposed it with a more human-centered approach--ensured ongoing fractiousness over defining and achieving development.
It seems likely that the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood will be an important player in post-Assad Syria, but it is not clear whether its organizational strength will make it a leading force, given Syria's fractiousness. And whereas the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood has engaged Iran and sought to coordinate a solution to the Syrian civil war with it, the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood reportedly resents Tehran's longtime backing of the Assad regime.
"There's an increasing fractiousness there, with the two families feeling they are entitled to the Mandela name."
He represents a courtier's lifestyle, sharply different from the warriors of the epic opening, even as his betrayal of the pentangle's ethical code and his willful alienation from his aunt's hostile community at Hautdesert (Tolkien, Gordon, & Davis 1967, 2471) reveal the ongoing British legacy of 'Trojan fractiousness and treason.
He has also benefited from the opposition's fractiousness. The recognition by France came as new fighting raged inside Syria and international relief agencies warned that the humanitarian crisis there had worsened in the past few weeks.