from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Stubbornly contrary and disobedient; obstinate.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Disobedient, contrary, unmanageable; difficult to deal with; with an evil disposition.
- prep. Away from.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Not willing to yield or compIy with what is required or is reasonable; perverse; disobedient; peevish.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Turned away; turned from: opposed to facing.
- Perversely inclined; wilful; refractory; disobedient; petulant; peevish.
- Marked by or manifesting perverse feeling; ill-natured; ungracious; caustic.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
Thou art wise to go to the hotel, and froward is the man that avoideth it.
He taketh the wise in their own craftiness, and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong (Ps 2: 4; Job 5: 12, 13).
32 For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous.
13 He taketh the wise in their own craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
It then occurred to him that the sight of this ragged crone, and the chronicle of her woes, might be an excellent medicine for his "froward," ungrateful wife, and teach her to know when she was well off; and after speaking in confidence with the old woman, he bade him who recounts the adventure escort her into the lady's presence.
To deliver thee from the way of the evil man, from the man that speaketh froward things;
Whose ways are crooked, and they froward in their paths:
Humanity moved froward and into the 21st century and you remain focused and firmly stuck in the 19th and fixated on this conflict it seems.
Please refrain from froward and perverse language.
But we should talk about how some of the more desirable aspects [of the idea] – the centralisation of information by the Revenue, axing of paper work and the reduction of the burden on employers – could be brought froward.
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.