wayward

(redirected from waywardly)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Legal.

way·ward

 (wā′wərd)
adj.
1. Deviating from what is desired, expected, or required, especially in being disobedient or in gratifying one's own inclinations: "a teacher taking pains with a wayward but promising child" (George Orwell).
2. Difficult or impossible to manage, control, or keep in order: a wayward strand of hair.
3. Going somewhere not intended or desired: a wayward golf shot; a wayward courier.
4. Following no clear pattern; unpredictable: "events that were often thought to be wayward, capricious, and inexplicable" (Marq de Villiers).

[Middle English, short for awaiward, turned away, perverse : awai, away; see away + -ward, -ward.]

way′ward·ly adv.
way′ward·ness n.

wayward

(ˈweɪwəd)
adj
1. wanting to have one's own way regardless of the wishes or good of others
2. capricious, erratic, or unpredictable
[C14: changed from awayward turned or turning away]
ˈwaywardly adv
ˈwaywardness n

way•ward

(ˈweɪ wərd)

adj.
1. disregarding or rejecting what is right or proper; willful; disobedient.
2. prompted by caprice; capricious: a wayward impulse.
3. changing unpredictably; erratic: a wayward breeze.
[1350–1400; Middle English; aph. variant of awayward. See away, -ward]
way′ward•ly, adv.
way′ward•ness, n.
syn: See willful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wayward - resistant to guidance or discipline; "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"
disobedient - not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"

wayward

wayward

adjective
Given to acting in opposition to others:
Translations
عاصٍ، صَعْب المِراس، مُتَمَرِّد
egenrådiguberegnelig
akaratos
einòykkur, òrjóskur, ódæll
neklusnus
ietiepīgskaprīzs
dik başlıisyankâr

wayward

[ˈweɪwəd] ADJ
1. (= wilful) [person] → rebelde; [behaviour] → díscolo, rebelde; [horse] → caprichoso, rebelde
she separated from her wayward husbandse separó del rebelde de su marido
2. (gen hum) (= unmanageable) [hair] → rebelde; [satellite, missile] → rebelde, incontrolable

wayward

[ˈweɪwərd] adjcapricieux/euse, entêté(e)

wayward

adj (= self-willed) child, horse, dispositioneigenwillig, eigensinnig; (= capricious) fancy, request, passionabwegig; (liter) stream, breezeunberechenbar, launisch (liter); their wayward sonihr ungeratener Sohn

wayward

[ˈweɪwəd] adj (self-willed) → ribelle, capriccioso/a

wayward

(ˈweiwəd) adjective
(of a child etc) self-willed and rebellious.
References in periodicals archive ?
Sambou put the gloss on the scoreline when he accepted Bass' gift - the goalkeeper passing it waywardly to the former Coventry man from a goal-kick.
Then Woakes, driving waywardly, was bowled through the gate.
Madson was involved in another fantastic move after he displaced an opponent and squared the ball for Reda Shanbah who shot waywardly just before halftime.
But the veteran striker, the fourth highest scorer in MLS history and playing in front of his home fans, blasted waywardly over the top.
They batted loosely, dropped catches, bowled waywardly and committed the cardinal sin of taking two "wickets" with no-balls.
The wonderful exhibition "Peter Saul: From Pop to Punk"--challenging, engrossing, troubling--which consisted of sixteen ambitious paintings and five equally ambitious drawings from the 1960s and '70s, was woefully mistitled: There was nothing waywardly adolescent about this show, nothing punk, as I understand the meaning of both word and style.
Zimbabwe were without Brian Vitori and Tawanda Mupariwa, who were unavailable due to injury, and the depleted seam attack began waywardly.
As D'Arcy Wood is quick to recount, this contest among the sheltered friends and literary rivals (they weren't quite, as we say now with that wonderfully Frankensteinian word-merger, "frenemies") resulted in the two defining monsters of modernity: the creature from Frankenstein and, more waywardly, Bram Stoker's Dracula (1897), which emerged from the dim influence of Polidori's fragmentary Vampyre, itself adapted from Byron's own fragmentary ghost tale (51-53).
One of the fans, wearing traditional local clothes, then played a medieval Serb battle song with an acoustic fiddle before several others threw frozen pork legs which waywardly landed at the feet of the Red Star players warming up.
e winger had not had the greatest of afternoon and it seemed as though it had continued when he scued his eort waywardly wide of goal.
Radio hosts Vic de Leon Lima and David Oro were asking Domagoso what he and Mayor Joseph Estrada were doing over problems about motorists who waywardly parked their vehicles in street corners and undesignated areas, which cause heavy traffic.