against one's wishes

Definition of against one's wishes

:despite the fact that one does not want someone to (do something)
  • His parents were angry when they learned he had borrowed the car against their wishes.

Word by Word Definitions

against play
  1. : in opposition or hostility to

  2. : contrary to

  3. : in competition with

  1. : in preparation for the time when

wish play wishes
  1. : to have a desire for (something, such as something unattainable)

  2. : to give expression to as a wish : bid

  3. : to give form to (a wish)

  1. : an act or instance of wishing or desire : want

  2. : an object of desire : goal

  3. : an expressed will or desire : mandate


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