1. [syn: froward, headstrong, self-willed, willful, wilful]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Froward \Fro"ward\, a. [Fro + -ward. See Fro, and cf.
Not willing to yield or compIy with what is required or is
reasonable; perverse; disobedient; peevish; as, a froward
A froward man soweth strife. --Prov. xvi.
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.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition [syn:
froward, headstrong, self-willed, willful,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
29 Moby Thesaurus words for "froward":
balky, cantankerous, contrary, cross-grained, difficult,
disobedient, indisciplined, irascible, lawless, naughty,
nonconforming, obstinate, ornery, perverse, recusant, restive,
self-willed, stuffy, sulky, sullen, transgressive, uncomplying,
undisciplined, unduteous, undutiful, violative, wayward, willful,