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English definition of “wayward”

wayward

adjective uk   /ˈweɪ.wəd/ us    /-wɚd/ old-fashioned
doing only what you want and often changing your behaviour in a way that is difficult to controlUncontrolled
waywardness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
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