unwayward

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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