Froward

Fro"ward

(?), a. [Fro + -ward. See Fro, and cf. Fromward.] Not willing to yield or compIy with what is required or is reasonable; perverse; disobedient; peevish; as, a froward child.
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A froward man soweth strife.
Prov. xvi. 28.
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A froward retention of custom is as turbulent a thing as innovation.
Bacon.

Syn. -- Untoward; wayward; unyielding; ungovernable: refractory; obstinate; petulant; cross; peevish. See Perverse.

-- Fro"ward*ly, adv. -- Fro"ward*ness, n.
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