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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  A  froward  man  soweth  strife.  --Prov.  xvi. 
  28. 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  froward 
  adj  :  habitually  disposed  to  disobedience  and  opposition  [syn:  {headstrong}, 
  {self-willed},  {willful},  {wilful}] 




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