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Meaning of WAYWARD

Pronunciation:  'weywurd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"
 

WAYWARD is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: contrary, disobedient, obstinate, perverse
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Way"ward\, a. [OE. weiward, for aweiward, i. e., turned
away. See {Away}, and {-ward}.]
Taking one's own way; disobedient; froward; perverse;
willful.

      My wife is in a wayward mood.            --Shak.

      Wayward beauty doth not fancy move.      --Fairfax.

      Wilt thou forgive the wayward thought?   --Keble.
-- {Way"ward*ly}, adv. -- {Way"ward*ness}, n.

 

 

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