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Meaning of FROWARD

Pronunciation:  'frowwurd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
 

FROWARD is a 7 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: disobedient, headstrong, self-willed, wilful, willful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fro"ward\, a. [Fro + -ward. See {Fro}, and cf.
{Fromward}.]
Not willing to yield or compIy with what is required or is
reasonable; perverse; disobedient; peevish; as, a froward
child.

      A froward man soweth strife.             --Prov. xvi.
                                               28.

      A froward retention of custom is as turbulent a thing
      as innovation.                           --Bacon.

Syn: Untoward; wayward; unyielding; ungovernable: refractory;
     obstinate; petulant; cross; peevish. See {Perverse}. --
     {Fro"ward*ly}, adv. -- {Fro"ward*ness}, n.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: balky, cantankerous, contrary, cross-grained, difficult, disobedient, indisciplined, irascible, lawless, naughty, nonconforming, obstinate, ornery, perverse, recusant, restive, self-willed, stuffy, sulky, sullen, transgressive, uncomplying, undisciplined, unduteous, undutiful, violative, wayward, willful, wrongheaded
 

 

 

 

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