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Meaning of WILLFUL

Pronunciation:  'wilful

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  by conscious design or purpose; "intentional damage"; "a knowing attempt to defraud"; "a willful waste of time"
  2. [adj]  habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
  3. [adj]  done by design; "the insult was intentional"; "willful disobedience"
 

WILLFUL is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: deliberate, disobedient, froward, headstrong, intended, intentional, knowing, self-willed, voluntary, wilful
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Will"ful\, a. [Will + full.] [Written also wilful.]
1. Of set purpose; self-determined; voluntary; as, willful
   murder. --Foxe.

         In willful poverty chose to lead his life.
                                               --Chaucer.

         Thou to me Art all things under heaven, all places
         thou, Who, for my willful crime, art banished hence.
                                               --Milton.

2. Governed by the will without yielding to reason;
   obstinate; perverse; inflexible; stubborn; refractory; as,
   a willful man or horse. -- {Will"ful*ly}, adv. --
   {Will"ful*ness}, n.

 

 

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