What does willful mean?

Definitions for willful
ˈwɪl fəlwill·ful

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. willful, wilful(adj)

    done by design

    "the insult was intentional"; "willful disobedience"

  2. froward, headstrong, self-willed, willful, wilful(adj)

    habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

Wiktionary

  1. willful(Adjective)

    Done in a manner which was intended.

  2. willful(Adjective)

    Intentional.

  3. willful(Adjective)

    Stubborn.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Willful(adj)

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

  2. Willful(adj)

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

  3. Origin: [Will + full.]

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How to say willful in sign language?

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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. 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.

  2. Hanan Ashrawi:

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

  3. Barbara Ledermann:

    I had always been willful and very much my own person. If I believed in something, I tried to follow up on it.

  4. New York:

    Fines of up to $250,000 can be assessed for each act of willful discrimination, and damages are available to complainants.

  5. Seán O'Casey:

    Disease an never be conquered, can never be quelled by emotion's willful screaming or faith's symbolic prayer. It can only be conquered by the energy of humanity and the cunning in the mind of man. In the patience of a Curie, in the enlightenment of a Faraday, a Rutherford, a Pasteur, a Nightingale, and all other apostles of light and cleanliness, rather than of a woebegone godliness, we shall find final deliverance from plague, pestilence, and famine.

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