waywardness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

wayward +‎ -ness

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈweɪ.wə(ɹ)d.nəs/
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Noun[edit]

waywardness (countable and uncountable, plural waywardnesses)

  1. the quality of being wayward
    • 2019 November 21, Samanth Subramanian, “How our home delivery habit reshaped the world”, in The Guardian[1]:
      The merest waywardness in a robotic picker can tangle up the whole shed’s operations and delay thousands of deliveries.