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 Dictionary entry overview: What does wayward mean? 

WAYWARD (adjective)
  The adjective WAYWARD has 1 sense:

1. resistant to guidance or discipline

  Familiarity information: WAYWARD used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

WAYWARD (adjective)

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Resistant to guidance or discipline


wayward; perverse; contrary; obstinate

Context examples:

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


disobedient (not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority)

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