Wayward synonyms

wā'wərd
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Dutifully complying with the commands, orders, or instructions of one in authority.
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Hard to handle, treat, or deal with; intractable
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The definition of unruly is someone or something that is out of control or hard to manage.
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The opposite of dependable
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The definition of willful is someone or something that does what they want, or something done on purpose.
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Noted for lack of regularity or uniformity.
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Able to be controlled; subject to regulation or command.
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That can be managed; controllable, tractable, contrivable, etc.
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Difficult to operate or start:
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Perverse; inimical.
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The definition of contrary is someone or something that is opposite to something else or is unfavorable.
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Not easy to please, satisfy, or manage:
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Not easily controlled; stubbornly willful; contrary
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Unacceptable; intolerable:
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Mean-spirited, disagreeable, and contrary in disposition; cantankerous.
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The definition of perverse is deliberately behaving badly or improperly, despite knowing that your actions are likely to have bad consequences.
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Given to acting in opposition to others
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Providing or having to do with support
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Stubbornly adhering to an opinion, purpose, or course, usually with implied unreasonableness; persistent.
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Exhibiting tendencies of self-indulgence.
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Capable of being changed.
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The definition of recalcitrant is having behavior that is difficult to deal with and being uncooperative with authority.
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Not subject to sudden or extreme change or fluctuation:
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Firm or determined; unwavering.
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(Law) Relating to a decision made by a court or legislature that lacks a grounding in law or fact:
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Characterized by or resulting from caprice, inconsistency in feeling or purpose, a whim, or an unpredictable or impulsive behavior. See also arbitrary.
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Failing to adhere to guidelines or moral standards:
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Deviating from the common course in opinion or conduct; eccentric; odd.
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Changeable or unstable in affection, interest, loyalty, etc.; capricious
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The definition of headstrong is someone who is stubborn, likes things his own way, imposes his opinion or is unyielding in his opinions and beliefs.
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Not remaining firm in mind or purpose
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Difficult to mold or manipulate:
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Not conforming to legality, moral law, or social convention:
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The definition of refractory is stubborn or hard to manage, or heat resistant.
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Unable to be predicted.
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Not submissive to authority:
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Failing or neglecting to do what duty or law requires
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