From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wayward \Way"ward\, a. [OE. weiward, for aweiward, i. e., turned
   away. See Away, and -ward.]
   Taking one's own way; disobedient; froward; perverse;
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         My wife is in a wayward mood.            --Shak.
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         Wayward beauty doth not fancy move.      --Fairfax.
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         Wilt thou forgive the wayward thought?   --Keble.
   [1913 Webster] -- Way"ward*ly, adv. -- Way"ward*ness, n.
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