Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In a wayward manner; frowardly; perversely.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb In a wayward manner.

Etymologies

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wayward +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Horizon9pm, BBC2This edition touches on the threat posed by asteroids, a thousand of which are over a kilometre in size and travelling waywardly through the solar system.

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  • You and your ilk are the most waywardly arrogant and delusional stooges ever crapped out; you are simply pathetic beings … ..

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  • And Isaac Davis, and John Young, and others of their waywardly adventurous ilk, with six-pounder brass carronades from the captured Iphigenia and Fair American, had destroyed the war canoes and shattered the morale of the King of Lakanaii's land-fighters, receiving duly in return from Kamehameha, according to agreement:

    SHIN-BONES

  • His distinctly Irish folklore surrealism is carried off with a deceptively pedestrian realist application; the paintwork might seem plodding, but his cast of lost souls and straying animals roam waywardly, such as a cow teetering precipitously on a cliff edge.

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  • This sympathetic documentary traces his career, from a dapper entrepreneur in the 1930s, his heyday commenting waywardly on waterlogged, televised rugby fixtures, through to his sad demise in a psychiatric unit, victim of the dementia conspicuous even before he hung up his microphone.

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  • It was as a direct consequence of the differences that took place in the political discussions at this conference that some senior NEC members began to behave waywardly, attacked the integrity of the ANC leadership and finally had to be expelled from the ANC.

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  • It was as a direct consequence of the differences that took place in the political discussions at this conference that some senior NEC members began to behave waywardly, attacked the integrity of the ANC leadership and finally had to be expelled from the ANC.

    To Polokwane and back

  • Imagine, let's say, from the moment the sausage finds itself flying “waywardly” through the air.

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  • Imagine, let's say, from the moment the sausage finds itself flying “waywardly” through the air.

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  • He was naïve, inclined to suffer in the first pangs of disillusionment; nevertheless, he was waywardly humorous, sometimes wistful, sometimes petulant, always gallant.

    The Trespasser

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