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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • /ˈweɪ.wəd/
    • /ˈweɪ.wəd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • /ˈweɪ.wəd/

Definition of waywardness word

  • noun waywardness The quality of being wayward. 1

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waywardness popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 94% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 69% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

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Synonyms for waywardness

noun waywardness

  • willfulness — deliberate, voluntary, or intentional: The coroner ruled the death willful murder.
  • naughtiness — disobedient; mischievous (used especially in speaking to or about children): Weren't we naughty not to eat our spinach?
  • disobedience — lack of obedience or refusal to comply; disregard or transgression.
  • unruliness — not submissive or conforming to rule; ungovernable; turbulent; intractable; refractory; lawless: an unruly class; an unruly wilderness.
  • rebelliousness — defying or resisting some established authority, government, or tradition; insubordinate; inclined to rebel.

Antonyms for waywardness

noun waywardness

  • obedience — the state or quality of being obedient.
  • calm — A calm person does not show or feel any worry, anger, or excitement.
  • harmony — agreement; accord; harmonious relations.
  • observance — an act or instance of following, obeying, or conforming to: the observance of traffic laws.
  • peace — the normal, nonwarring condition of a nation, group of nations, or the world.

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