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.

Usage Examples:

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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