wayward Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"wayward" in British English

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waywardadjective

uk   /ˈweɪ.wəd/  us   /-wɚd/ old-fashioned
doing only what you ​want and often ​changingyourbehaviour in a way that is ​difficult to ​control
waywardness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of wayward from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wayward" in American English

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waywardadjective

 us   /ˈweɪ·wərd/
not ​behaving or ​moving as ​expected: He was a wayward ​kid. A wayward ​ballbounced into the ​yard.
(Definition of wayward from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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