What does willfulness mean?

Definitions for willfulness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. unruliness, fractiousness, willfulness, wilfulness(noun)

    the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline


  1. willfulness(Noun)

    The quality of being willful; obstinacy


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of willfulness in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of willfulness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  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.

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