What does wayward mean?

Definitions for waywardˈweɪ wərd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word wayward.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. contrary, obstinate, perverse, wayward(adj)

    resistant to guidance or discipline

    "Mary Mary quite contrary"; "an obstinate child with a violent temper"; "a perverse mood"; "wayward behavior"

Wiktionary

  1. wayward(Adjective)

    given to wilful, perverse deviation from the expected norm; tending to stray

  2. wayward(Adjective)

    obstinate, contrary and unpredictable

  3. wayward(Adjective)

    not on target

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wayward(adj)

    taking one's own way; disobedient; froward; perverse; willful

  2. Origin: [OE. weiward, for aweiward, i. e., turned away. See Away, and -ward.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wayward in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wayward in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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