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wayward

way·ward

wayward

 
 
pronunciation:
weI wrd
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: difficult to control; willfully disobedient.
His wayward son had gotten himself suspended from school once again.
synonyms:
disobedient, fractious, recalcitrant, refractory, unruly
antonyms:
docile, obedient
similar words:
contrary, difficult, froward, headstrong, incorrigible, intractable, lawless, mutinous, perverse, stubborn, uncontrollable, unmanageable, wild, willful
definition 2: swayed by whim; unpredictable; capricious.
synonyms:
capricious, erratic, fickle, impulsive, unpredictable
similar words:
arbitrary, changeable, flighty, inconsistent, inconstant, mercurial, unstable, unsteady, variable, volatile
definition 3: changing unpredictably; irregular.
a wayward path
synonyms:
erratic, unpredictable
similar words:
changeable, inconsistent, inconstant, irregular, unstable, variable, volatile
derivations: waywardly (adv.), waywardness (n.)