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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:

    deliberate, intentional, wilful, stubborn

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#15634deliberate
#16556intentional
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#29981willful
#33621wayward
#61099wilful
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#73762spiteful
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#230741froward

How to use willful in a sentence?

  1. Seán O'Casey:

    Disease an never be conquered, can never be quelled by emotion's willful screaming or faith's symbolic prayer. It can only be conquered by the energy of humanity and the cunning in the mind of man. In the patience of a Curie, in the enlightenment of a Faraday, a Rutherford, a Pasteur, a Nightingale, and all other apostles of light and cleanliness, rather than of a woebegone godliness, we shall find final deliverance from plague, pestilence, and famine.

  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. Hanan Ashrawi:

    This is a deliberate and willful act of murder and criminality.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.


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