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Stubbornly contrary and disobedient; obstinate.
[Middle English : fra, fro, from, away; see fro + -ward, -ward; see -ward.]
archaic obstinate; contrary
[C14: see fro, -ward]
fro•ward(ˈfroʊ wərd, ˈfroʊ ərd)
willfully contrary; not easily managed.
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|Adj.||1.||froward - habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition|
disobedient - not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"