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Hard to control, restrain, or keep in order; disobedient, disorderly, etc.
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  1. Hard to control, restrain, or keep in order; disobedient, disorderly, etc.
  2. Difficult or impossible to discipline, control, or rule:
  3. Difficult to keep in place or in order:
  1. Not obedient.
  2. Not obedient; refusing or failing to obey; insubordinate; refractory
Deviating from what is considered right or good; wrong, improper, etc. or corrupt, wicked, etc.; specif., sexually perverted
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  1. Deviating from what is considered right or good; wrong, improper, etc. or corrupt, wicked, etc.; specif., sexually perverted
  2. Characterized by or resulting from willful opposition or resistance to what is right, expected, or reasonable:
  3. Willfully opposing or resisting what is right, expected, or reasonable:
Determined not to follow orders, advice, etc. but to do as one pleases
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  1. Determined not to follow orders, advice, etc. but to do as one pleases
  2. Showing such determination
  3. Determined to do as one pleases, and not as others want.
  1. Not manageable; not readily submitting to handling or management; not easily restrained, governed, or directed; not controllable.
  2. Difficult or impossible to manage or control:
  1. Contumacious
  2. Not submissive to authority:
  3. Not submitting to authority; intractable, insolent, disobedient, etc.
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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  1. Characterized by or resulting from caprice, inconsistency in feeling or purpose, a whim, or an unpredictable or impulsive behavior. See also arbitrary.
  2. Characterized by, arising from, or subject to caprice; impulsive or unpredictable:
  3. Subject to caprices; tending to change abruptly and without apparent reason; erratic; flighty
Past the time for payment; overdue
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  1. Past the time for payment; overdue
  2. Late or failing to pay a debt or other financial obligation, like a mortgage or loan.
  3. A person who fails to perform a legal or contractual obligation, or who is guilty of illegal or disorderly behavior.
Obstinately bent on having one's own way:
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  1. Obstinately bent on having one's own way:
  2. Said or done on purpose; deliberate:
  3. Stubborn.
Exhibiting tendencies of self-indulgence.
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Being such that alteration is possible:
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  1. Being such that alteration is possible:
  2. Subject to sudden or frequent changes.
  3. That can change or be changed; likely or tending to change; variable; alterable; fickle
Resistant to chemical decomposition; decomposing extremely slowly.
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  1. Resistant to chemical decomposition; decomposing extremely slowly.
  2. Refusing to obey authority, custom, regulation, etc.; stubbornly defiant
  3. Difficult to manage or deal with:
Done or carried on in an obstinate or doggedly persistent manner
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  1. Done or carried on in an obstinate or doggedly persistent manner
  2. Difficult to treat or deal with; resistant to treatment or effort:
  3. Characterized by a refusal to change one's mind or course of action; dogged or persistent:
In the habit of balking; stubbornly resisting
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  1. In the habit of balking; stubbornly resisting
  2. Given to stopping and refusing to go on:
  3. Difficult to operate or start:
Perverse; inimical.
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  1. Perverse; inimical.
  2. (Now Chiefly Dial.) Contrary; esp., perverse
(Music) Moving in the opposite direction at a fixed interval:
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  1. (Music) Moving in the opposite direction at a fixed interval:
  2. Opposed, as in character or purpose:
  3. Opposite in nature, order, direction, etc.; altogether different
Requiring considerable effort or skill; not easy to do or accomplish:
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  1. Requiring considerable effort or skill; not easy to do or accomplish:
  2. Not easy to endure; full of hardship or trouble; trying:
  3. Not easy to comprehend, solve, or explain:
Stubbornly contrary and disobedient; obstinate.
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  1. Stubbornly contrary and disobedient; obstinate.
  2. Not easily controlled; stubbornly willful; contrary
  3. (Archaic) Disobedient, contrary, unmanageable; difficult to deal with; with an evil disposition.
Not capable of being endured, used, agreed to, etc. because disagreeable or unsuitable
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  1. Not capable of being endured, used, agreed to, etc. because disagreeable or unsuitable
  2. Not capable of being done easily or conveniently
  3. Extremely difficult to deal with or tolerate:
Having an ugly or mean disposition
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  1. Having an ugly or mean disposition
  2. Mean-spirited, disagreeable, and contrary in disposition; cantankerous.
  3. (Humorous, southern US) Mischievous, prankish, teasing, disagreeable but in a good way.
Willfully opposing or resisting what is right, expected, or reasonable:
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  1. Willfully opposing or resisting what is right, expected, or reasonable:
  2. Deviating from what is considered right or good; wrong, improper, etc. or corrupt, wicked, etc.; specif., sexually perverted
  3. Obstinately disobedient or difficult; intractable
Find another word for wayward. In this page you can discover 27 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for wayward, like: unruly, disobedient, perverse, headstrong, unmanageable, insubordinate, capricious, delinquent, incorrigible; refractory, willful and self-indulgent.