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Photographic Friday: wayward

wayward \wā-wərd\ adjective

  1. following one’s own capricious, wanton or depraved inclinations; ungovernable <a wayward child>
  2. following no clear principle or law; unpredictable
  3. opposite to what is desired or expected; untoward <wayward fate>

ETYMOLOGY: Middle English, short for awayward turned away, from away, adverb + -ward [14th century]
-SYN: contrary
-waywardly adverb
-waywardness noun

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“我在墾丁天氣晴” (Wayward Kenting)Series : 出火
from Flickr user Danny Ku

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Definition retrieved from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary on 25 June 2009.