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

    Etymology: [Will + full.]

  2. Willful(adj)

    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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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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Richard K. Morgan:

    Society is, always has been and always will be a structure for the exploitation and oppression of the majority through systems of political force dictated by an élite, enforced by thugs, uniformed or not, and upheld by a willful ignorance and stupidity on the part of the very majority whom the system oppresses.

  5. Anthony Scott:

    Now that Michael Slager has pleaded guilty to a willful violation, admitted the facts we set out to prove and waived the right to appeal Michael Slager conviction, a successive prosecution by the State is not necessary.

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