[ UK /wˈe‍ɪwəd/ ]
[ US /ˈweɪwɝd/ ]
  1. resistant to guidance or discipline
    a perverse mood
    Mary Mary quite contrary
    wayward behavior
    an obstinate child with a violent temper
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How To Use wayward In A Sentence

  • The master feel good mind manipulator is saddened by her wayward "Jesus" and must come reining down to spread her pixie dust and re-christen the Annointed One. Oprah Winfrey to tape Christmas special at the White House
  • Steve's new mechanic mate causes ructions in the Lewis household - not least with wayward teenager Hannah.
  • His wayward behaviour became part of theatrical lore. Times, Sunday Times
  • It was the elder son, he said, who just could not accept the generosity and graciousness of his father in welcoming back a lost and wayward brother.
  • As the younger became more wilful and wayward, making the most of her privileged status, the elder became more withdrawn, worried about her destiny.
  • The door was unmarked and completely blank except for a single word written in a dark red script: Wayward.
  • Oak and beech trees line many of the fairways, waiting to punish wayward drives. Times, Sunday Times
  • Then in the next instant she groaned inwardly, cursing her wayward thoughts.
  • The batsmen were also helped by some wayward bowling with 61 extras, including 40 wides, being conceded.
  • Young yet, barely thirty-six, eminently handsome, magnificently strong, almost bursting with a splendid virility, his free trail-stride, never learned on pavements, and his black eyes, hinting of great spaces and unwearied with the close perspective of the city dwellers, drew many a curious and wayward feminine glance. Chapter I
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