self-willed

adjective
\ ˌself-ˈwild How to pronounce self-willed (audio) \

Definition of self-willed

: governed by one's own will : not yielding to the wishes of others : obstinate

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Other Words from self-willed

self-willedly \ ˌself-​ˈwild-​lē How to pronounce self-willed (audio) \ adverb
self-willedness \ ˌself-​ˈwild-​nəs How to pronounce self-willed (audio) \ noun

First Known Use of self-willed

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Self-willed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-willed. Accessed 6 May. 2021.

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self-willed

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of self-willed

disapproving : determined to do what you want even though other people may not want you to do it

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