Origin of froward
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Examples from the Web for froward
But how froward, how hasty, how peevish, and self-resolved are the generality of professors at this day!The Heavenly Footman|John Bunyan
I am sure that when he was froward, and put out his lip, and frowned, he looked quite ugly.
For my part, I never saw a froward child mended by whipping; and I would not have the mother country become a stepmother.The PG Edition of Chesterfield's Letters to His Son|The Earl of Chesterfield
Who is this froward youth, with his loud and boisterous voice?
Of Grettir as a child, and his froward ways with his father.The Story of Grettir The Strong|Translated by Eirikr Magnusson and William Morris
British Dictionary definitions for froward
Word Origin for froward
Word Origin and History for froward
Old English fromweard "turned from or away," from from + -weard (see -ward). Opposite of toward, it renders Latin pervertus in early translations of the Psalms, and also meant "about to depart, departing," and "doomed to die." Related: Frowardly; frowardness.