Antonyms of adj fractious

3 senses of fractious

Sense 1
fractious, refractory, recalcitrant -- (stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child")

INDIRECT (VIA disobedient) -> obedient -- (dutifully complying with the commands or instructions of those in authority; "an obedient soldier"; "obedient children"; "a little man obedient to his wife"; "the obedient colonies...are heavily taxed; the refractory remain unburdened"- Edmund Burke)

Sense 2
cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy -- (easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen")

INDIRECT (VIA ill-natured) -> good-natured -- (having an easygoing and cheerful disposition; "too good-natured to resent a little criticism"; "the good-natured policeman on our block"; "the sounds of good-natured play")

Sense 3
fractious -- (unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome; "rockets were much too fractious to be tested near thickly populated areas"; "fractious components of a communication system")

INDIRECT (VIA difficult) -> easy -- (posing no difficulty; requiring little effort; "an easy job"; "an easy problem"; "an easy victory"; "the house is easy to heat"; "satisfied with easy answers"; "took the easy way out of his dilemma")

Similarity of adj fractious

3 senses of fractious

Sense 1
fractious, refractory, recalcitrant -- (stubbornly resistant to authority or control; "a fractious animal that would not submit to the harness"; "a refractory child")
       => disobedient (vs. obedient) -- (not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children")

Sense 2
cranky, fractious, irritable, nettlesome, peevish, peckish, pettish, petulant, scratchy, testy, tetchy, techy -- (easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen")
       => ill-natured (vs. good-natured) -- (having an irritable and unpleasant disposition)

Sense 3
fractious -- (unpredictably difficult in operation; likely to be troublesome; "rockets were much too fractious to be tested near thickly populated areas"; "fractious components of a communication system")
       => difficult (vs. easy), hard -- (not easy; requiring great physical or mental effort to accomplish or comprehend or endure; "a difficult task"; "nesting places on the cliffs are difficult of access"; "difficult times"; "why is it so hard for you to keep a secret?")

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