thrawart
adjective Etymology: Middle English (Scots), alteration of Middle English fraward, froward froward Date: 15th century 1. chiefly Scottish stubborn 2. Scottish crooked

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  • thrawart — /thrah weuhrt/, adj. Scot. 1. obstinate or intractable. 2. twisted or crooked. Also, thraward /thrah weuhrd/. [1425 75; late ME (Scots), alter. of fraward, froward, perh. under influence of THRAW, THRAWN] * * * …   Universalium

  • thrawart — thra·wart …   English syllables

  • thrawart — ˈthräwərt adjective Etymology: Middle English (Scots), alteration of Middle English fraward more at froward 1. chiefly Scotland : habitually disposed to opposition : stubborn, perverse …   Useful english dictionary

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