: governed by one's own will : not yielding to the wishes of others : obstinate
self-willedly adverb
self-willedness noun

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of self-willed was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Self-willed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-willed. Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

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