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  1. willfully, wilfullyadverb

    in a willful manner

    "she had willfully deceived me"


  1. willfullyadverb

    In a willful manner.


  1. Willfully

    In criminal law, intent is a subjective state of mind (mens rea) that must accompany the acts of certain crimes to constitute a violation. A more formal, generally synonymous legal term is scienter: intent or knowledge of wrongdoing.


  1. willfully

    Willfully refers to performing an action deliberately, consciously or intentionally, often regardless of the consequences or potential harm. It typically implies a strong determination or voluntary decision to conduct a certain activity or behavior.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of willfully in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of willfully in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of willfully in a Sentence

  1. Alan Jackson:

    He is liable for amisdemeanorif it can be established that he willfully exposed himself to a sexual partner while he was afflicted with HIV, in other words, it is a crime to intentionally place another person at risk of contracting your contagious disease.

  2. Phyllis McGinley:

    I do not know who first invented the myth of sexual equality. But it is a myth willfully fostered and nourished by certain semi-scientists and other fiction writers. And it has done more, I suspect, to unsettle marital happiness than any other false doctrine of this myth-ridden age.

  3. Carly Fiorina:

    Of course, North Korea would conduct a nuclear test after watching Iran willfully violate an agreement they just made without consequence of any kind from this administration, north Korea is yet another Hillary Clinton foreign policy failure.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    It is willfully ignorant of the way the world truly works.

  5. Edna St. Vincent Millay:

    A person who publishes a book appears willfully in public with his pants down.

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    offensive to the mind
    • A. repugnant
    • B. commensal
    • C. splay
    • D. naiant

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