froward

[ froh-werd, froh-erd ]
/ ˈfroʊ wərd, ˈfroʊ ərd /

adjective

willfully contrary; not easily managed: to be worried about one's froward, intractable child.

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Origin of froward

First recorded in 1150–1200, froward is from the Middle English word froward, fraward. See fro, -ward

OTHER WORDS FROM froward

fro·ward·ly, adverbfro·ward·ness, nounun·fro·ward, adjectiveun·fro·ward·ly, adverb

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Froward
[ froh-werd, froh-erd ]
/ ˈfroʊ wərd, ˈfroʊ ərd /

noun

Cape, a cape in S Chile, on the Strait of Magellan: southernmost point of mainland South America.
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British Dictionary definitions for froward

froward
/ (ˈfrəʊəd) /

adjective

archaic obstinate; contrary

Derived forms of froward

frowardly, adverbfrowardness, noun

Word Origin for froward

C14: see fro, -ward
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