froward (adj.)
perverse, obstinate, wilful, ungovernable
1H6 III.i.18[Gloucester to Winchester] Thou art ... / Froward by nature
3H6 IV.vii.83[Edward as if to George] Ah, froward Clarence!
E3 III.iii.31[King Edward as if to France] in froward and disdainful pride
PP.4.14[of Adonis] He rose and ran away--ah, fool too froward
TG III.i.68[Duke to Valentine, of Silvia] she is peevish, sullen, froward
TS I.i.69[Tranio aside to Lucentio, of Katherina] That wench is stark mad or wonderful froward
TS I.ii.89[Hortensio to Petruchio, of Katherina] she is ... shrewd and froward
TS II.i.286[Petruchio to Baptista, of Katherina] she's not froward, but modest as the dove
TS IV.v.78[Hortensio alone as if to Petruchio, of the widow] if she be froward, / Then hast thou taught Hortensio to be untoward
TS V.ii.118[Petruchio to Lucentio and Hortensio, of Katherina] See where she comes, and brings your froward wives
TS V.ii.156[Katherina to Widow, of a disobedient wife] when she is froward, peevish, sullen, sour
TS V.ii.168[Katherina to Widow and Bianca] come, you froward and unable worms
TS V.ii.182[Vincentio to all] ['Tis] a harsh hearing when women are froward
Ven.562[of Adonis] like the froward infant stilled with dandling
Ven.570[]Affection ... woos best when most his choice is froward
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