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ˈwɪl fəlwil·ful

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  1. wilfuladjective

    Synonyms:
    voluntary

  2. wilfuladjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. willful, wilfuladjective

    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, wilfuladjective

    habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

    Synonyms:
    froward, headstrong, willful, self-willed

    Antonyms:
    unvoluntary, obedient, nonvoluntary, involuntary

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wilfuladjective

    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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How to use wilful in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Media created wilful sensation or someone's propagated wrong information can poison the minds of people only to the extent of content of selfish intention in each person's life.

  2. Liang Jianwei:

    Although such behavior is not banned by law, passengers should not be too wilful.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    To wilful men, the injuries that they themselves procure must be their schoolmasters.

  4. Richard Hasen:

    For the campaign finance violation to be criminal, prosecutors would have to prove a wilful violation, if Trump did not know that he was violating campaign finance laws by directing the spending he would not be criminally liable.


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