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given to acting in opposition to others

Synonyms for wayward

resistant to guidance or discipline

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Little Barbara was not of a wayward or capricious nature, and, being full of remorse, melted into tears.
"My poor Eustace is weak and wayward," she said; "but he is not an ungrateful man.
You can only stay long enough to humor the creature's wayward fancy, and to keep his crazy brain quiet for a time.
While I thus stood, leaning on my gun, and looking up at the dark gables, sunk in an idle reverie, weaving a tissue of wayward fancies, in which old associations and the fair young hermit, now within those walls, bore a nearly equal part, I heard a slight rustling and scrambling just within the garden; and, glancing in the direction whence the sound proceeded, I beheld a tiny hand elevated above the wall: it clung to the topmost stone, and then another little hand was raised to take a firmer hold, and then appeared a small white forehead, surmounted with wreaths of light brown hair, with a pair of deep blue eyes beneath, and the upper portion of a diminutive ivory nose.
Clever and foolish, naughty and good, you take us all in your motherly lap and hush our wayward crying.
"The same day I called on Lady Janet to thank her, and encountered a new revelation of the wayward and original character of my dear old aunt.
An old woman was killed while a tricycle driver was injured when a Philippine Army truck reportedly went wayward before hitting a tricycle and eventually crashing into a house in Tanza, Cavite.
A House Minority Bloc member slammed the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) for being non-committal in telling the Manila Electric Company (Meralco) to fix its dangling, wayward, and potentially hazardous power lines in different parts of the metropolis.
As always, the terrific Kempton team, from admin, reception and hospitality, ensured that our members were well looked after in the aptly-named Wayward Lad box.
WAYWARD Mickelson struggled off tee Flop Mickelson cuts up rough BY NEIL MCLEMAN PHIL MICKELSON has claimed Le Golf National at the Ryder Cup was "almost unplayable."
A WOMAN was injured when she was hit by a wayward shot from defending champion Tyrrell Hatton on day one of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.
ELIZA CARTHY and The Wayward Band are bringing their huge 12 piece set up to Llangollen Town Hall on Thursday, July 26, joining an incredible line-up for the festival's 21st birthday.
"Wayward Girl" is the story of Sandy Greening who loses her virginity at fourteen to a drunken neighbor.
One of the more surprising decisions The CW made recently is passing on "Wayward Sisters," a spinoff of "Supernatural," the demon-fighting drama starring Jared Padelecki and Jensen Ackles that is still going strong after 13 seasons.
"Supernatural" spinoff "Wayward Sisters" starring Kim Rhodes may find a home in The CW.