unruly; unwilling to obey
As a teenager, his fractious behaviour used to get him into trouble at school.
frangere (to break) (Latin)
fractious (FRACTURE TO US) - one who causes fracture to others is unruly. when u get a fracture, u get cranky, irksome those who get their limbs get fractured. gets annoyed or bad tempered by taking bed rest for long f + RACTIOUS -> RACTIOUS sounds like RAKSHAS (like Raavan) -> RAKSHAS' are easily irritated