Frowardness
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. [1913 Webster]

A froward man soweth strife. --Prov. xvi. 28. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • frowardness — noun see froward …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • frowardness — See frowardly. * * * …   Universalium

  • frowardness — noun The quality of being froward …   Wiktionary

  • frowardness — n. willfulness, stubbornness, disobedience …   English contemporary dictionary

  • frowardness — fro·ward·ness …   English syllables

  • frowardness — noun ( es) : the quality or state of being froward …   Useful english dictionary

  • Curstness — Curst ness (k[^u]rst n[e^]s), n. Peevishness; malignity; frowardness; crabbedness; surliness. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • froward — adjective Etymology: Middle English, turned away, froward, from fro from + ward ward Date: 13th century 1. habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition 2. archaic adverse • frowardly adverb • frowardness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • The Anatomy of Melancholy — Infobox Book | name = The Anatomy of Melancholy image caption = Frontispiece for the 1638 edition author = Robert Burton illustrator = Christian Le Blon cover artist = country = Britain language = English genre = publisher = release date = 1621… …   Wikipedia

  • Carolyn Merchant — (born 1936 in Rochester, New York) is an American ecofeminist philosopher and historian of science most famous for her theory on the Death of Nature , whereby she identifies the Enlightenment as the period when science began to atomise, objectify …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”