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Meaning of WILLFUL

Pronunciation:  'wilful

WordNet Dictionary
  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
\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.

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

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.