What does willful mean?

Definitions for willful
ˈwɪl fəlwill·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. willful, wilfuladjective

    done by design

    "the insult was intentional"; "willful disobedience"

  2. froward, headstrong, self-willed, willful, wilfuladjective

    habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

Wiktionary

  1. willfuladjective

    Done in a manner which was intended.

  2. willfuladjective

    Intentional.

  3. willfuladjective

    Stubborn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Willfuladjective

    of set purpose; self-determined; voluntary; as, willful murder

    Etymology: [Will + full.]

  2. Willfuladjective

    governed by the will without yielding to reason; obstinate; perverse; inflexible; stubborn; refractory; as, a willful man or horse

    Etymology: [Will + full.]

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  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of willful in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of willful in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of willful in a Sentence

  1. Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia:

    Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things First, a dissatisfaction with self-a felt void or need second, a decision to change-to fill the void or need and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change-the willful act of making the change Doing Something.

  2. Ahmad F. Hedayat:

    COVID-19 is the reaction of nature to our abusive & willful misconduct.

  3. Hanan Ashrawi:

    This is a deliberate and willful act of murder and criminality.

  4. Rod Rosenstein:

    Even the best law enforcement officers make mistakes and ... some engage in willful misconduct, we can only hope to maintain public confidence if we correct mistakes, hold wrongdoers accountable and adopt policies to prevent problems from recurring.

  5. W. H. Auden:

    If music in general is an imitation of history, opera in particular is an imitation of human willfulness; it is rooted in the fact that we not only have feelings but insist upon having them at whatever cost to ourselves. The quality common to all the great operatic roles, e.g., Don Giovanni, Norma, Lucia, Tristan, Isolde, Br?nnhilde, is that each of them is a passionate and willful state of being. In real life they would all be bores, even Don Giovanni.

Images & Illustrations of willful

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