Word Of The Week (WOW#34)

Hi guys,

WOW-2Word Of the Week (WOW) is a weekly meme created by Heena Rathore P. (me.)

It’s a fun way to improve one’s vocabulary by learning new words every week.

If you want to participate then simply do a post with your WORD and leave the link to your post as a comment on one of my WOW post.

Here’s this week’s WOW:

Word:

Fractious

Part Of Speech:

Adjective

Derivatives:

  • Fractiously – adverb
  • Fractiousness – noun

Pronunciation:

  • /ˈfrakʃəs/
  • frac-tious
  • Audio

Meaning:

  • Causing trouble : hard to manage or control or tending to be troublesome : unruly.
  • Full of anger and disagreement.
  • Irritable and quarrelsome.

Synonyms:

Grumpy, grouchy, bad-tempered, ill-tempered, ill-natured, uncontrollable, undisciplined, rebellious.

Antonyms:

Contended, affable, dutiful.

Word Origin:

Late 17th century: from fraction, probably on the pattern of the pair factionfactious .

Usage Note:

None

Related idioms and phrases:

  • Having got out of bed the wrong side
  • Badgering someone
  • As cross as two sticks
  • Like a bear with a sore head
  • Out of hand

Use In Sentences:

  • There children are quite fractious.article-0-0C2C3A1B00000578-780_634x480
  • The National Olympic Committee has to hold its fractious members together.
  • She agreed to take part in the dance competition fractiously.
  • His fractiousness repels me.person-804035_640

I hope you guys like this word and hope it’s useful to you in some or the other way! If you want to check out more words like this, then visit my page:

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9 Comments on “Word Of The Week (WOW#34)

  1. I felt a bit fractious myself yesterday after sleeping less than an hour the night before.
    Great word, Heena. There are so many words that we’ve heard of (or never heard of), but don’t use. Is it because we are unsure of how to use it, or are we just lazy and fall back on “X” number of words we commonly use?

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    • Often happens to me as well!
      Thanks a lot, Michelle. And I completely agree… I guess it’s because of both the reasons you mentioned. Human tendency is to use and do stuff with which we are most comfortable and I guess that we are mostly comfortable using the words we’ve always been using.
      Thanks for reading 🙂

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