froward

[ froh-werd, froh-erd ]SEE DEFINITION OF froward
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FROWARD

You permit your heart (little did I think it was such a froward one) to recoil.

Another trouble is occasioned by the froward behavior of flowers.

"Speak on," said Hilda, calmly, as a nurse to a froward child.

Who is this froward youth, with his loud and boisterous voice?

But be not froward because of a first success, nor hope too much from a royal smile.

Be subject, not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward.

In these froward humours the Duke was much encouraged by Campo-basso.

He was then very peevish and froward, and said I might come another time.

Make them not froward by your froward carriage, and then say, we cannot love them.

Be not discontented at them, repine not, nor grow peevish and froward to those about you.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English fromweard "turned from or away," from from + -weard (see -ward). Opposite of toward, it renders Latin pervertus in early translations of the Psalms, and also meant "about to depart, departing," and "doomed to die." Related: Frowardly; frowardness.

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