Examples of willful in a Sentence
a stubborn and willful child
He has shown a willful disregard for other people's feelings.
Recent Examples of willful from the Web
These are smart, willful women with minds and careers of their own.
And in March, Corrine Miller – the state's former director of disease control – was sentenced to probation and ordered to write an apology to residents after pleading no contest to willful neglect of duty.
Winner was indicted by a grand jury on one count of willful retention and transmission of national defense information earlier Wednesday, according to court documents.
Trump needs to understand that a willful and skillful mediator is critical, but much more important are partners willing to make decisions that allow a third party to bridge gaps.
The really peculiar thing about that level of willful ignorance is how the administration casually talks around African issues and problems, even when the president is in close geographic or rhetorical proximity to them.
Science and rationality lost; willful ignorance and narrow self-interest won.
Her sullen, Pushkin-reading daughter is tastily embodied by Talene Monahon as a spiky forerunner of Dostoyevsky’s and Chekhov’s creatures of willful perversity.
Dees is charged with torture or willful abuse of a child under 18-years-old, which is a class C felony.
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First Known Use of willful
Synonym Discussion of willful
WILLFUL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of willful for English Language Learners
: refusing to change your ideas or opinions or to stop doing something
: done deliberately
WILLFUL Defined for Kids
Legal Definition of willful
: not accidental : done deliberately or knowingly and often in conscious violation or disregard of the law, duty, or the rights of others willful injury
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