AskDefine | Define waywardness

The Collaborative Dictionary

Wayward \Way"ward\, a. [OE. weiward, for aweiward, i. e., turned away. See Away, and -ward.] Taking one's own way; disobedient; froward; perverse; willful. [1913 Webster] My wife is in a wayward mood. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Wayward beauty doth not fancy move. --Fairfax. [1913 Webster] Wilt thou forgive the wayward thought? --Keble. [1913 Webster] -- Way"ward*ly, adv. -- Way"ward*ness, n. [1913 Webster]

English

Noun

  1. the quality of being wayward
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