froward


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fro·ward

 (frō′wərd, -ərd)
adj.
Stubbornly contrary and disobedient; obstinate.

[Middle English : fra, fro, from, away; see fro + -ward, -ward; see -ward.]

fro′ward·ly adv.
fro′ward·ness n.

froward

(ˈfrəʊəd)
adj
archaic obstinate; contrary
[C14: see fro, -ward]
ˈfrowardly adv
ˈfrowardness n

fro•ward

(ˈfroʊ wərd, ˈfroʊ ərd)

adj.
willfully contrary; not easily managed.
[1150–1200; Middle English froward, fraward. See fro, -ward]
fro′ward•ly, adv.
fro′ward•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.froward - habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
disobedient - not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"

froward

adjective
Given to acting in opposition to others:
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Chaste women are often proud and froward, as presuming upon the merit of their chastity.
To this I was forced to consent; and the honest fellow regarding me as a froward, inexperienced child, whom it was his duty to serve at the risk of offending, lifted me from the rocks, and tenderly bathed my limbs.
They went quietly down into the roaring streets, inseparable and blessed; and as they passed along in sunshine and shade, the noisy and the eager, and the arrogant and the froward and the vain, fretted and chafed, and made their usual uproar.
The nobility and gentry, and public in general, for whose accommodation these tenements were designed, lay, here and there, in baskets, staring straight up at the ceiling; but, in denoting their degrees in society, and confining them to their respective stations (which experience shows to be lamentably difficult in real life), the makers of these Dolls had far improved on Nature, who is often froward and perverse; for, they, not resting on such arbitrary marks as satin, cotton-print, and bits of rag, had superadded striking personal differences which allowed of no mistake.
The Buddies brought in Morias on a two-year deal for an undisclosed fee last week with the Jamaican froward making his debut off the bench against Rangers on Sunday.
Ansted and Champ said there are reasons to believe all the constraints on the grocer's cash flow will alleviate going froward.
The event was a chance for the public to find out more about the three sites put froward - RAF Cosford, the former Ironbridge Power Station and Clive Barracks at Tern Hill.
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As the club enters its 10th year in Bahrain, we look froward to business opportunities among the club and BIS members.
The Harbor Master's Office of Puerto Natales carried out a medical evacuation and the rescue of two crew members from a yacht, while the personnel of the Port Authority of Punta Arenas supported the stranding of a boat in the Froward Pass.
Since Nahcoaviance has set this good example, it behooves other firms that are hugely indebted to FAAN to take a queue from Nahcoaviance by coming froward to redeem their image by paying for the services the organization has rendered them.