Examples of wayward in a Sentence
parents of a wayward teenager
had always been the most wayward of their three children
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A treatment targeting wayward immune cells in people with type 1 or type 2 diabetes may help even years later, a new study finds.
This site, which is no longer in use after it was damaged by a tornado in 2012, was built as a school for wayward girls.
Gobbetti has a reputation for reviving wayward labels via amicable partnerships with star designers—
Arturo Vidal’s long-range strike was parried by Germany goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen and Alexis Sanchez followed up with a wayward shot.
On Thursday, the Treasury Department blacklisted a Chinese bank accused of conducting millions in illicit business with North Korea as Washington intensified pressure on Beijing to crackdown on its wayward ally.
But apparently the Queen owns all the wayward swans in England.
His battles with fidelity and not letting his wayward dick get in the way of his relationship with Princess Love makes great fodder for Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.
What, this is some sort of halfway house for wayward girls?
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Origin and Etymology of wayward
Middle English, short for awayward turned away, from away, adverb + -ward
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of wayward
WAYWARD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wayward for English Language Learners
: tending to behave in ways that are not socially acceptable
: not going or moving in the intended direction
WAYWARD Defined for Kids
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