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ˈwɪl fəlwill·ful

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  1. willfuladjective

    Done in a manner which was intended.

    Synonyms:
    voluntary, volitional

  2. willfuladjective

    Stubborn.

    Synonyms:
    spiteful, headstrong, obstinate, self-willed

Princeton's WordNet

  1. willful, wilfuladjective

    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, wilfuladjective

    habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

    Synonyms:
    froward, wilful, headstrong, self-willed

    Antonyms:
    unvoluntary, obedient, involuntary, nonvoluntary

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. willfuladjective

    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. 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. 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.

  3. Alexander Pope:

    The general cry is against ingratitude, but the complaint is misplaced, it should be against vanity; none but direct villains are capable of willful ingratitude; but almost everybody is capable of thinking he hath done more that another deserves, while the other thinks he hath received less than he deserves.

  4. Roger Abramson:

    There's no way you could reasonably associate choosing to go without vaccinations for Covid... and assuming that you're in the same spot as a Jewish person in Nazi Germany, to me, it's willful ignorance.

  5. Gabrielle Usatynski:

    It shows a total lack of regulation engaging the liability of social media providers and digital platforms to police exploitative content, it shows a willful ignorance of the very well-known dangers of the cyber-world for minors.


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