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synonyms for wayward

  • capricious
  • delinquent
  • errant
  • erratic
  • headstrong
  • rebellious
  • recalcitrant
  • unruly
  • aberrant
  • arbitrary
  • balky
  • changeable
  • contumacious
  • cross-grained
  • disobedient
  • disorderly
  • fickle
  • flighty
  • fractious
  • froward
  • immoral
  • inconstant
  • incorrigible
  • insubordinate
  • intractable
  • mulish
  • obdurate
  • obstinate
  • ornery
  • perverse
  • refractory
  • restive
  • self-indulgent
  • self-willed
  • stubborn
  • uncompliant
  • undependable
  • ungovernable
  • unpredictable
  • unstable
  • variable
  • whimsical
  • willful
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antonyms for wayward

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  • compliant
  • dependable
  • obedient
  • steady
  • controllable
  • manageable
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How to use wayward in a sentence

In the future, the astronomers hope to understand how these wayward worlds acquired their odd orbits.
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I do not wish to be put through any wayward maneuvering, and I am certainly not interested in a romantic relationship with you.
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Still, Suggs would be a dream addition for a wayward franchise that hasn’t won a playoff series since 2004 and has struggled to develop a young core in recent years.
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One idea is that Phobos and Deimos are wayward asteroids that were captured by Mars.
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But agitation unlocks wayward fancies and sends them scurrying inopportunely across the very foreground of the mind.
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Mariamne had grown more fantastic, and capricious, and wayward than ever.
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A large stone set in a secure place surely is a better boundary than a wayward stream whose course is changed by every freshet.
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Observe the wayward boy whose chief inheritance is a wild, wilful nature.
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From this companionship a group of wayward children may be formed.
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The talk about a professorship was in her estimation the wayward, humorous whim of an eccentric who was fond of solemn joking.
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