- willfully contrary; not easily managed: to be worried about one's froward, intractable child.
Origin of froward
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- Cape, a cape in S Chile, on the Strait of Magellan: southernmost point of mainland South America.
Related Words for frowardadverse, balky, contrary, cross, disobedient, headstrong, obstinate, peevish, perverse, petulant, refractory, stubborn, unfavorable, untoward, unyielding
Examples from the Web for froward
Historical Examples of froward
You permit your heart (little did I think it was such a froward one) to recoil.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
Another trouble is occasioned by the froward behavior of flowers.
"Speak on," said Hilda, calmly, as a nurse to a froward child.Harold, Complete
Who is this froward youth, with his loud and boisterous voice?Forgotten Tales of Long Ago
E. V. Lucas
But be not froward because of a first success, nor hope too much from a royal smile.Sea-Dogs All!
- archaic obstinate; contrary