Definition of froward in English:

froward

Line breaks: fro|ward
Pronunciation: /ˈfrəʊəd
 
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adjective

archaic
(Of a person) difficult to deal with; contrary.
More example sentences
  • The fear of Jehovah is to hate evil; pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth do I hate.
  • This verse shows that the person that is froward in heart comes up with mischief and the person sows discord.
  • Atli was the eldest son; a man yielding and soft-natured, easy, and meek withal, and all men liked him well: another son they had called Grettir; he was very froward in his childhood; of few words, and rough; worrying both in word and deed.

Origin

late Old English frāward 'leading away from, away', based on Old Norse frá (see fro, from).

Derivatives

frowardly

adverb
More example sentences
  • He who had been walking frowardly in the way of his heart might find healing by turning to the Lord.
  • For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth and smote him, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
  • For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.

frowardness

noun
More example sentences
  • And yet I misdoubt me that thou wilt not bring this about, because of the frowardness of them that follow thee.
  • Thou wilt bring eternal doom on all frowardness and transgression, and Thy righteousness will stand revealed in the sight of all Thou hast made.
  • All this is of his craft and wiliness: wherefore do thou betake thyself to equity and fair dealing and leave frowardness and tyranny; and thou shalt fare all the better for it.

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