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Wordnet 3.0


1. habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition;
[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. 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]
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, wrongheaded