ersatz_read (ersatz_read) wrote in 1word1day,

Monday word: froward

froward (frwrd, -rd), adj.
Obstinate, contrary, not easily managed, habitually disposed to disobedience.

Etymology:  from Old English fromweard, turned from or away.  Untoward is a synonym.

In some translations of the Psalms, froward is used for the Latin word pervertus.

Cape Froward, the southernmost point on mainland South America, is named for the area's rough weather.
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