Way"ward (?), a. [OE. weiward, for aweiward, i. e., turned away. See Away, and -ward.]

Taking one's own way; disobedient; froward; perverse; willful.

My wife is in a wayward mood. Shak.

Wayward beauty doth not fancy move. Fairfax.

Wilt thou forgive the wayward thought? Keble.

-- Way"ward*ly, adv. -- Way"ward*ness, n.

 

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