#WOTD: Froward

Tonight is a time! Today’s word is “froward.” Have you heard of it, Fellas?

Froward is an adjective first used in 13th century. In the days of Middle English, froward and toward were opposites. According to Merriam-webster froward means habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition; not easily managed.

Froward meant “facing away from something,” while toward meant “facing in the direction of something or someone.” Froward also meant “difficult to deal with“; toward meant “willing, compliant, obliging.”

In the 16th century, the word froward lost its “away from.” and know as “habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition.” Synonyms of word froward are

  • obstinate,
  • willful,
  • disobedient, and
  • stubborn.

Here’s an example of froward in a sentence:

  • Their froward pranks are not appropriate in the workplace
  • Who is this froward youth, with his loud and boisterous voice?

I guess it’s the end of today’s session. I hope it has been useful for you.


Source: http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/froward

Compiled and written by @AnienditaR at @EnglishTips4u on Saturday, October 8, 2016



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