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.]

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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Sophocles:

    Of all human ills, greatest is fortune's wayward tyranny.

  2. William F Claire:

    I dream of wayward gulls and all landless lovers, rare moments of winter sun, peace, privacy, for everyone.

  3. Australian Mark Hensby:

    I played well, I gave Australian Mark Hensby a lot of chances, i hit a couple of wayward ones, but I haven't played in a tournament in quite some time. You get a little nervy in the middle, but then I kind of settled down and hit some good shots.

  4. Director Matthew O’Neill:

    I think that the combination of physical discipline…. spoke to some of the things that Dwayne uses in his life to keep on the right track, he's been very public about -- there was a time where he was a wayward youth and there but for the grace of whatever he could have been in boot camp or in prison. So he sees the importance of second chances and the importance of using discipline to reform your life.

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