froward
I adjective cantankerous, captious, contrary, contumacious, contumax, cross, crusty, difficilis, difficult, disobedient, fractious, headstrong, indocile, insubmissive, insubordinate, intractable, irascible, irritable, moody, obstinate, peevish, pertinax, perverse, petulant, querulous, rebellious, refractory, restive, splenetic, stubborn, surly, troublesome, unaccommodating, uncooperative, ungovernable, unmanageable, unruly, unyielding, wayward, willful, willfully contrary II index disobedient, disorderly, insolent, insubordinate, intractable, perverse, petulant, spiteful, unruly, wanton

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  • Froward — 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. [1913 Webster] A froward man soweth strife. Prov. xvi. 28. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Froward — (spr. frō ērd, Punta de Santa Agueda), Kap, Südspitze des südamerikanischen Festlandes unter 53°53 43 südl. Br., an dem Froward Reach benannten Teil der Magalhãesstraße …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Froward — (Frouard). Vorgebirg in der Magelhaensstraße, bildet die südlichste Spitze des Festlandes von Südamerika (Patagonien) …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • froward — O.E. fromweard turned from or away, from from + weard. Opposite of toward, it renders L. pervertus in early translations of the Psalms, and also meant about to depart, departing, and doomed to die. Related: Frowardly; frowardness …   Etymology dictionary

  • froward — Contrary, perverse, balky, restive, wayward Analogous words: Obstinate, stubborn, mulish, pigheaded, stiff necked: willful, headstrong, refractory, *unruly, ungovernable, intractable, recalcitrant: contumacious, insubordinate, rebellious Antonyms …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • froward — [frō′wərd; ] also [ frō′ərd] adj. [ME, turned away, unruly: see FRO & WARD] 1. not easily controlled; stubbornly willful; contrary 2. Obs. adverse frowardly adv. frowardness n …   English World dictionary

  • froward — frowardly, adv. frowardness, n. /froh weuhrd, froh euhrd/, adj. willfully contrary; not easily managed: to be worried about one s froward, intractable child. [1150 1200; ME froward, fraward. See FRO, WARD] Syn. obstinate, willful, disobedient,… …   Universalium

  • froward — adjective Etymology: Middle English, turned away, froward, from fro from + ward ward Date: 13th century 1. habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition 2. archaic adverse • frowardly adverb • frowardness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • froward — adjective /ˈfrəʊ.(w)əd,ˈfroʊ.ɚd/ Disobedient, unmanageable; with an evil disposition. Her onely fault, and that is faults enough, / Is, that she is intollerable curst, / And shrowd, and froward, so beyond all measure, / That were my state farre… …   Wiktionary

  • Froward — Sp Fròvardas Ap Froward L kyš. P Čilėje (Bransviko p lis) …   Pasaulio vietovardžiai. Internetinė duomenų bazė

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