Definition of “wayward” - English Dictionary

“wayward” in British English

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(Definition of “wayward” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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us /ˈweɪ·wərd/

not behaving or moving as expected:

He was a wayward kid.
A wayward ball bounced into the yard.

(Definition of “wayward” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)