adjective \ˈfrō-(w)ərd\

Definition of FROWARD

:  habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
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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