Definition of


  1. (adj, all) resistant to guidance or discipline
    an obstinate child with a violent temper
    a perverse mood
    wayward behavior

via WordNet, Princeton University

Synonyms of Wayward

contrary, obstinate, perverse

Origin of the word Wayward

  1. late 14c. aphetic shortening of aweiward "turned away," from away + -ward. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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