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froward

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adjective fro·ward \ˈfrō-(w)ərd\

Definition of froward

  1. 1 :  habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

  2. 2 archaic :  adverse

fro·ward·ly adverb
fro·ward·ness noun


Examples of froward

  1. <their froward pranks are not appropriate in the workplace>

  2. <froward students sent to the office for chronic disciplinary problems>



Origin of froward

Middle English, turned away, froward, from fro from + -ward -ward


First Known Use: 13th century


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