follow Dictionary.com

Today's Word of the Day means...

froward

[froh-werd, froh-erd] /ˈfroʊ wərd, ˈfroʊ ərd/
adjective
1.
willfully contrary; not easily managed:
to be worried about one's froward, intractable child.
Origin
1150-1200
1150-1200; Middle English froward, fraward. See fro, -ward
Related forms
frowardly, adverb
frowardness, noun
unfroward, adjective
unfrowardly, adverb
Can be confused
foreword, forward, forwards, froward (see synonym study at forward)
Synonyms
obstinate, willful, disobedient, fractious, wayward, unmanageable, difficult.
Antonyms
docile, tractable.

Froward

[froh-werd, froh-erd] /ˈfroʊ wərd, ˈfroʊ ərd/
noun
1.
Cape, a cape in S Chile, on the Strait of Magellan: southernmost point of mainland South America.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for froward

froward

/ˈfrəʊəd/
adjective
1.
(archaic) obstinate; contrary
Derived Forms
frowardly, adverb
frowardness, noun
Word Origin
C14: see fro, -ward
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for froward
froward
O.E. fromweard "turned from or away," from from + -weard. Opposite of toward, it renders L. pervertus in early translations of the Psalms, and also meant "about to depart, departing," and "doomed to die."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for froward

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for froward

14
14
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with froward