Synonyms for Fractious:

adj.

all (adjective)
refractory.
cross (adjective)
irascible, cranky, tetchy.
crotchety (adjective)
cross, bad-tempered, obstreperous, difficult.
difficult (adjective)
troublesome.
disobedient (adjective)
unruly.
disorderly (adjective)
disruptive, disobedient, uncontrollable, rebellious.
fractious (adjective)
refractory, disorderly, pettish, testy, indocile, peevish, irritable, touchy, unruly, unmanageable, petulant, wild, undisciplined.
fretful (adjective)
short-tempered.
huffy (adjective)
moody.
irritable (adjective)
touchy, cross, irritable.

n.

adverse, embarrassing, contentious, fraught, problematic, disruptive, bad, invidious. hot-tempered, irascible, sensitive, short-tempered, moody, temperamental, bad-tempered. troublesome, rebellious, unruly. peace, control, obstreperous, resist, disorderly, lawless, indocile, uncontrollable, wild, unmanageable, order, out of line, undisciplined. fractious (noun)
difficult, hard, peevish, ill-natured, petulant, disobedient, techy, irritable, cranky, testy, refractory, tetchy, peckish, pettish, nettlesome.

Other synonyms:

indocile, short-tempered, undisciplined, irascible, hot-tempered. obstreperous, temperamental, uncontrollable, rebellious, bad-tempered. unmanageable. disorderly, lawless. wild. Other relevant words:
disruptive, bad, temperamental, cross, touchy, embarrassing, indocile, obstreperous, adverse, hot-tempered, problematic, resist, undisciplined, moody, sensitive, order, control, disorderly, irascible, rebellious, unruly, contentious, invidious, wild, unmanageable, peace, short-tempered, fraught, bad-tempered, uncontrollable, lawless, troublesome.

Usage examples for fractious

  1. He had also hoped that as Julia's husband he would have a good influence over her, and improve her fractious disposition; and many were the plans which he had formed as to what he would do when Richard was really his son. – Tempest and Sunshine by Mary J. Holmes
  2. I had some strong twine, as I thought she might prove fractious and I was determined to get the pin and paper. – The Diamond Pin by Carolyn Wells