willful


will·ful

adjective \ˈwil-fəl\

: refusing to change your ideas or opinions or to stop doing something

: done deliberately

Full Definition of WILLFUL

1
:  obstinately and often perversely self-willed <a stubborn and willful child>
2
:  done deliberately :  intentional <willful disobedience>
will·ful·ly \-fə-lē\ adverb
will·ful·ness noun

Variants of WILLFUL

will·ful or wil·ful \ˈwil-fəl\

Examples of WILLFUL

  1. a stubborn and willful child
  2. He has shown a willful disregard for other people's feelings.

First Known Use of WILLFUL

13th century

Rhymes with WILLFUL

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