frowardness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

froward +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

frowardness (usually uncountable, plural frowardnesses)

  1. The quality of being froward.
    • 1902, William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, Lectures 4 & 5:
      [W]hereas Christian theology has always considered frowardness to be the essential vice of this part of human nature, the mind-curers say that the mark of the beast in it is fear; and this is what gives such an entirely new religious turn to their persuasion.

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