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
Dishonest, fraudulent or criminal acts or willful violations of the law aren't covered at all by the Navigators Insurance Co. policy.
Blazer pleaded guilty in November 2013 to one count each of racketeering conspiracy, wire fraud conspiracy, money laundering conspiracy and willful failure to file a Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts, and to six counts of tax evasion.
These shortsighted decisions represent willful ignorance by relying on ideology instead of data and compassion.
These are smart, willful women with minds and careers of their own.
Katherine Perri was arrested on suspicion of willful harm or injury to a child and leaving a child unattended in a vehicle outside the Bear River Casino in Loleta, south of Eurkea, a Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release reports.
Many in northern Nigeria, scarred from the violence of recent years, fear the extremists radicalized the former Boko Haram captives, and see them more as willful collaborators than as victims of war crimes.
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.
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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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