- not easily controlled; stubbornly willful; contrary
- Obs. adverse
Origin of frowardME, turned away, unruly: see fro and amp; -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.