(Froth"i*ness), n. State or quality of being frothy.
(Froth"ing), n. Exaggerated declamation; rant.
(Froth"less), a. Free from froth.
(Froth"y) a. [Compar. Frothier ; superl. Frothiest.]
1. Full of foam or froth, or consisting of froth or light bubbles; spumous; foamy.
2. Not firm or solid; soft; unstable. Bacon.
3. Of the nature of froth; light; empty; unsubstantial; as, a frothy speaker or harangue. Tillotson.
(Frounce) v. i. [imp. & p. p. Frounced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Frouncing ] [OE. frouncen, fronsen,
to told, wrinkle, OF. froncier, F. froncer, perh. fr. an assumed LL. frontiare to wrinkle the forehead, L.
frons forehead. See Front, and cf. Flounce part of a dress.] To gather into or adorn with plaits, as a
dress; to form wrinkles in or upon; to curl or frizzle, as the hair.
Not tricked and frounced, as she was wont.Milton.
(Frounce), v. i. To form wrinkles in the forehead; to manifest displeasure; to frown. [Obs.]
The Commons frounced and stormed.Holland.
1. A wrinkle, plait, or curl; a flounce; also, a frown. [Obs.] Beau. & Fl.
2. An affection in hawks, in which white spittle gathers about the hawk's bill. Booth.
(Frounce"less), a. Without frounces. Rom. of R.
(Frou"zy) a. [Prov. E. frouzy froward, peevish, offensive to the eye or smell; cf. froust a musty
smell, frouse to rumple, frouze to curl, and E. frounce, frowy.] Fetid, musty; rank; disordered and offensive
to the smell or sight; slovenly; dingy. See Frowzy. "Petticoats in frouzy heaps." Swift.
(Frow) n. [D. vrouw; akin to G. frau woman, wife, goth, fráuja master, lord, AS. freá.]
1. A woman; especially, a Dutch or German woman. Beau. & Fl.
2. A dirty woman; a slattern. [Prov. Eng.] Halliwell.
(Frow) n. [Cf. Frower.] A cleaving tool with handle at right angles to the blade, for splitting cask
staves and shingles from the block; a frower.
(Frow) a. Brittle. [Obs.] Evelyn.
(Fro"ward) a. [Fro + - ward. See Fro, and cf. Fromward.] Not willing to yield or compIy with
what is required or is reasonable; perverse; disobedient; peevish; as, a froward child.
A froward man soweth strife.Prov. xvi. 28.
A froward retention of custom is as turbulent a thing as innovation.Bacon.
Syn. Untoward; wayward; unyielding; ungovernable: refractory; obstinate; petulant; cross; peevish. See