[ froh-werd, froh-erd ]
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  1. willfully contrary; not easily managed: to be worried about one's froward, intractable child.

Origin of froward

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

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Other words from froward

  • fro·ward·ly, adverb
  • fro·ward·ness, noun
  • un·fro·ward, adjective
  • un·fro·ward·ly, adverb

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[ froh-werd, froh-erd ]

  1. Cape, a cape in S Chile, on the Strait of Magellan: southernmost point of mainland South America. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

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British Dictionary definitions for froward


/ (ˈfrəʊəd) /

  1. archaic obstinate; contrary

Origin of froward

C14: see fro, -ward

Derived forms of froward

  • frowardly, adverb
  • frowardness, noun

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