turned or turning away from what is right or proper; willful; disobedient: a wayward son; wayward behavior.
swayed or prompted by caprice; capricious: a wayward impulse; to be wayward in one's affections.
turning or changing irregularly; irregular: a wayward breeze.
Origin: 1350–1400; Middle English; Related forms
aphetic variant of awayward.
contrary, headstrong, stubborn, obstinate, unruly, refractory, intractable. See willful
unsteady, inconstant, changeable.