against one's wishes

Definition of against one's wishes

  1. :  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

againstplay
  1. :  in opposition or hostility to

    :  contrary to

    :  in competition with

  1. :  in preparation for the time when

wishplay wishes
  1. :  to have a desire for (as something unattainable)

    :  to give expression to as a wish :  bid

    :  to give form to (a wish)

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

    :  an object of desire :  goal

    :  an expressed will or desire :  mandate


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