- not easily controlled; stubbornly willful; contrary
- Obs. adverse
Origin of frowardME, turned away, unruly: see fro and -ward
Stubbornly contrary and disobedient; obstinate.
Origin of frowardMiddle English fra, fro from, away ; see fro . -ward -ward ; see -ward .
(comparative more froward, superlative most froward)
- (obsolete) Away from.
From Middle English froward, fraward, equivalent to fro + -ward.