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Synonyms for willful
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, self-willed, wilful

    Antonyms:
    obedient, nonvoluntary, involuntary, unvoluntary

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

    habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

    Synonyms:
    froward, wilful, headstrong, self-willed

    Antonyms:
    unvoluntary, obedient, involuntary, nonvoluntary

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "willful":

    deliberate, intentional, wilful, stubborn

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How to use willful in a sentence?

  1. W. H. Auden:

    If music in general is an imitation of history, opera in particular is an imitation of human willfulness; it is rooted in the fact that we not only have feelings but insist upon having them at whatever cost to ourselves. The quality common to all the great operatic roles, e.g., Don Giovanni, Norma, Lucia, Tristan, Isolde, Br?nnhilde, is that each of them is a passionate and willful state of being. In real life they would all be bores, even Don Giovanni.

  2. Marc Edwards:

    I can't help but comment on the qualities that seem to be valued in administrators at the EPA: willful blindness, in this case to the pain and suffering of Flint residents; unremorseful for their role in causing this man-made disaster; and completely unrepentant.

  3. Ahmad F. Hedayat:

    COVID-19 is the reaction of nature to our abusive & willful misconduct.

  4. Leo Buscaglia:

    Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things: First, a dissatisfaction with self -- a felt void or need; second, a decision to change to fill the void or need; and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change -- the willful act of making the change, doing something.

  5. Dr. Felice Leonardo Buscaglia:

    Change is the end result of all true learning. Change involves three things First, a dissatisfaction with self-a felt void or need second, a decision to change-to fill the void or need and third, a conscious dedication to the process of growth and change-the willful act of making the change Doing Something.

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