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
From Middle English froward, fraward, equivalent to fro + -ward. (Wiktionary)