V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: stubbornly and habitually contrary and disobedient
Synonyms: stubborn, antagonistic, disobedient, obstinate, pigheaded, balky, clashing, discordant
Antonyms: accommodating, complaisant, concordant
Tips: Froward is derived from the Middle English froward, "turned away." It is similar to fractious, but more antagonistic. Fractious is the more common word.
Having been spoiled by his wealthy parents his entire life, he was the most froward child imaginable. (disobedient, obstinate)
The prisoner's appeals were denied due to his froward attitude. (antagonistic, pigheaded)
We need people who are more forward thinking, not froward people who try to make progress difficult. (stubborn, antagonistic, clashing)
His froward behavior certainly didn't make me more sympathetic to his complaints. (obstinate, pigheaded)
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