froward

Part of speech: adverb

Frowardly.

Part of speech: noun

Frowardness.

Part of speech: adjective

Disobedient; perverse.

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Usage examples "froward":

  1. Yet was it hard to guess what Ursula was thinking of all this; she thanked the Duke right freely for his fine song which held up the mirror to all froward ladies. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
  2. A froward heart shall depart from me; I will not know a wicked person. - "The Ordinance of Covenanting", John Cunningham.
  3. Dost thou bandy words, thou froward imp? - "Unknown to History A Story of the Captivity of Mary of Scotland", Charlotte M. Yonge.