What are some opposite words for willful?

Antonyms for willful
ˈwɪl fəl

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term willful.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. willful, wilful(adj)

    done by design

    "the insult was intentional"; "willful disobedience"

    Antonyms:
    obedient, nonvoluntary, involuntary, unvoluntary

    Synonyms:
    froward, headstrong, self-willed, wilful

  2. froward, headstrong, self-willed, willful, wilful(adj)

    habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

    Antonyms:
    unvoluntary, obedient, involuntary, nonvoluntary

    Synonyms:
    froward, wilful, headstrong, self-willed

Wiktionary

  1. willful(adjective)

    Done in a manner which was intended.

    Synonyms:
    voluntary, volitional

  2. willful(adjective)

    Stubborn.

    Synonyms:
    spiteful, headstrong, obstinate, self-willed

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. willful(a)

    Synonyms:
    refractory, headstrong, perverse, disobedient, inflexible

How to use willful in a sentence?

  1. Booth Goodwin:

    The CEO and chairman of one of America's largest coal companies now stands convicted of willful violations of the laws that are designed to keep coal miners safe. to go from boardroom to the prospect of incarceration sends a powerful message to executives who would ignore the safety of their workers. It doesn't matter who you are, how rich you are, how powerful you are, if you violate the laws and gamble with the lives of your workers, you will be held accountable.

  2. New York:

    Fines of up to $250,000 can be assessed for each act of willful discrimination, and damages are available to complainants.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Dudley Sharp:

    So often, it seems, that willful ignorance is, now, the default position for absolute certainty. Dudley Sharp, 2019

How to pronounce willful?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
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Karen
Karen
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Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say willful in sign language?

  1. willful

Words popularity by usage frequency

rankword
#11733accidental
#14493thoughtful
#22418manageable
#22716involuntary
#29981willful
#31479unintentional
#35374obedient
#36760considerate
#38382amenable
#66707docile
#97622deferential
#315898unpremeditated

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