wayward

[wey-werd]
adjective
1.
turned or turning away from what is right or proper; willful; disobedient: a wayward son; wayward behavior.
2.
swayed or prompted by caprice; capricious: a wayward impulse; to be wayward in one's affections.
3.
turning or changing irregularly; irregular: a wayward breeze.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English; aphetic variant of awayward. See away, -ward

waywardly, adverb
waywardness, noun
unwayward, adjective


1. contrary, headstrong, stubborn, obstinate, unruly, refractory, intractable. See willful. 3. unsteady, inconstant, changeable.
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wayward (ˈweɪwəd)
 
adj
1.  wanting to have one's own way regardless of the wishes or good of others
2.  capricious, erratic, or unpredictable
 
[C14: changed from awayward turned or turning away]
 
'waywardly
 
adv
 
'waywardness
 
n

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wayward
late 14c. aphetic shortening of aweiward "turned away," from away + -ward.
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Example sentences
So, claims about new technology and wayward kids shouldn't be taken too
  seriously.
The central government claims it can enforce its wishes over wayward local
  administrations.
Trickles of wayward meteors are visible year-round in any clear night sky.
New research finds adultlike structure in the brains of wayward youths.
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