Origin of froward
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
Word Origin 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.