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Synonyms for froward
ˈfroʊ wərd, ˈfroʊ ərd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. froward, headstrong, self-willed, willful, wilful(adj)

    habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

    Synonyms:
    wilful, headstrong, willful, self-willed

    Antonyms:
    obedient

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. froward

    Perverse (Latin perversus, turned the wrong way) signifies wilfully wrong or erring, unreasonably set against right, reason, or authority. The stubborn or obstinate person will not do what another desires or requires; the perverse person will do anything contrary to what is desired or required of him. The petulant person frets, but may comply; the perverse individual may be smooth or silent, but is wilfully intractable. Wayward refers to a perverse disregard of morality and duty; froward is practically obsolete; untoward is rarely heard except in certain phrases; as, untoward circumstances. Compare OBSTINATE.

    Synonyms:
    contrary, factious, fractious, intractable, obstinate, perverse, petulant, stubborn, ungovernable, untoward, wayward, wilful

    Antonyms:
    accommodating, amenable, complaisant, compliant, genial, governable, kind, obliging

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. froward

    Synonyms:
    contrary, perverse, untoward, wayward, refractory, fractious, disobedient

    Antonyms:
    favorable, docile, amenable, ductile, agreeable, obedient, frown

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. froward(a.)

    Synonyms:
    fractious, perverse, refractory, untoward, unyielding, ungovernable, disobedient, wayward, peevish, petulant, cross

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. froward(a)

    Synonyms:
    refractory, unyielding, disobedient, insubmissive, untoward

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How to use froward in a sentence?

  1. Oliver Goldsmith:

    Life at the greatest and best is but a froward child, that must be humored and coaxed a little till it falls asleep, and then all the care is over.

  2. William Temple:

    When all is done, human life is, at the greatest and the best, but like a froward child, that must be played with and humored a little to keep it quiet till it falls asleep, and then the care is over.


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