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- given to wilful, perverse deviation from the expected norm; tending to stray
- obstinate, contrary and unpredictable
- (sports) not on target
2011 September 2, Phil McNulty, “Bulgaria 0-3 England”, BBC:
- Bulgaria's only attacking weapon was the wayward shooting of Martin Petrov, whereas England's attacking options were awash with movement in the shape of Rooney, Young and Walcott.
given to wilful, perverse deviation from the expected norm; tending to stray