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froward

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Froward \Fro"ward\, adjective [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}, adverb -- {Fro"ward*ness}, noun

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

froward

adjective

1: habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition [syn: {froward}, {headstrong}, {self-willed}, {willful}, {wilful}]


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