froward

  • 1 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 …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Froward — (spr. frō ērd, Punta de Santa Agueda), Kap, Südspitze des südamerikanischen Festlandes unter 53°53 43 südl. Br., an dem Froward Reach benannten Teil der Magalhãesstraße …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 3 Froward — (Frouard). Vorgebirg in der Magelhaensstraße, bildet die südlichste Spitze des Festlandes von Südamerika (Patagonien) …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 4 froward — I adjective cantankerous, captious, contrary, contumacious, contumax, cross, crusty, difficilis, difficult, disobedient, fractious, headstrong, indocile, insubmissive, insubordinate, intractable, irascible, irritable, moody, obstinate, peevish,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 froward — O.E. fromweard turned from or away, from from + weard. Opposite of toward, it renders L. pervertus in early translations of the Psalms, and also meant about to depart, departing, and doomed to die. Related: Frowardly; frowardness …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 froward — Contrary, perverse, balky, restive, wayward Analogous words: Obstinate, stubborn, mulish, pigheaded, stiff necked: willful, headstrong, refractory, *unruly, ungovernable, intractable, recalcitrant: contumacious, insubordinate, rebellious Antonyms …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 froward — [frō′wərd; ] also [ frō′ərd] adj. [ME, turned away, unruly: see FRO & WARD] 1. not easily controlled; stubbornly willful; contrary 2. Obs. adverse frowardly adv. frowardness n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 froward — frowardly, adv. frowardness, n. /froh weuhrd, froh euhrd/, adj. willfully contrary; not easily managed: to be worried about one s froward, intractable child. [1150 1200; ME froward, fraward. See FRO, WARD] Syn. obstinate, willful, disobedient,… …

    Universalium

  • 9 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

  • 10 froward — adjective /ˈfrəʊ.(w)əd,ˈfroʊ.ɚd/ Disobedient, unmanageable; with an evil disposition. Her onely fault, and that is faults enough, / Is, that she is intollerable curst, / And shrowd, and froward, so beyond all measure, / That were my state farre… …

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  • 11 Froward — Sp Fròvardas Ap Froward L kyš. P Čilėje (Bransviko p lis) …

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  • 12 froward — fro•ward [[t]ˈfroʊ wərd, ˈfroʊ ərd[/t]] adj. willfully contrary; not easily managed • Etymology: 1150–1200; ME froward, fraward. See fro, ward fro′ward•ly, adv. fro′ward•ness, n …

    From formal English to slang

  • 13 froward — Synonyms and related words: balky, cantankerous, contrary, cross grained, difficult, disobedient, indisciplined, irascible, lawless, naughty, nonconforming, obstinate, ornery, perverse, recusant, restive, self willed, stuffy, sulky, sullen,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 froward — I (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. disobedient, intractable, naughty; see contrary 4 , obstinate 1 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Given to acting in opposition to others: balky, contranous, contrary, difficult, impossible, ornery, perverse,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 froward — turned away; self willed; unreasonable; perverse; adverse Forthright s Forsoothery …

    Phrontistery dictionary

  • 16 froward — fro·ward || frəʊə(r)d adj. contrary, stubborn, rebellious …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 17 froward — [ frəʊəd] adjective archaic (of a person) difficult to deal with; contrary. Derivatives frowardly adverb frowardness noun Origin OE frāward leading away from, away , based on ON frá (see fro, from) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 18 froward — a. Fractious, perverse, contumacious, refractory, untoward, unyielding, ungovernable, disobedient, wayward, peevish, petulant, cross, captious …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 19 froward — fro·ward …

    English syllables

  • 20 froward — /ˈfroʊəd/ (say frohuhd) adjective perverse; wilfully contrary; refractory; not easily managed. {Middle English. See fro, ward} –frowardly, adverb –frowardness, noun …

    Australian English dictionary