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ˈwɪl fəl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. willful, wilful(adj)

    done by design

    "the insult was intentional"; "willful disobedience"

    Synonyms:
    froward, headstrong, willful, self-willed

    Antonyms:
    unvoluntary, obedient, involuntary, nonvoluntary

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

    habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

    Synonyms:
    froward, headstrong, willful, self-willed

    Antonyms:
    unvoluntary, obedient, nonvoluntary, involuntary

Wiktionary

  1. wilful(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    voluntary

  2. wilful(adjective)

    stubborn and determined

    Synonyms:
    voluntary

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. wilful

    Perverse (Latin perversus, turned the wrong way) signifies wilfully wrong or erring, unreasonably set against right, reason, or authority. The stubborn or obstinate person will not do what another desires or requires; the perverse person will do anything contrary to what is desired or required of him. The petulant person frets, but may comply; the perverse individual may be smooth or silent, but is wilfully intractable. Wayward refers to a perverse disregard of morality and duty; froward is practically obsolete; untoward is rarely heard except in certain phrases; as, untoward circumstances. Compare OBSTINATE.

    Synonyms:
    contrary, factious, fractious, froward, intractable, obstinate, perverse, petulant, stubborn, ungovernable, untoward, wayward

    Antonyms:
    accommodating, amenable, complaisant, compliant, genial, governable, kind, obliging

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wilful(a.)

    Synonyms:
    [Written also Willful.] obstinate, stubborn, perverse, contumacious, refractory, headstrong, unruly, intractable, mulish, dogged, inflexible, heady, self-willed, PIG-HEADED, obdurate, cantankerous

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