willpower

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noun will·pow·er \ˈwil-ˌpau̇(-ə)r\

Definition of willpower

  1. :  energetic determination

Examples of willpower in a sentence

  1. The dessert buffet tested my willpower.

  2. He conquered his drinking problem through sheer willpower.

1858

First Known Use of willpower

1858


WILLPOWER Defined for English Language Learners

willpower

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noun will·pow·er \ˈwil-ˌpau̇(-ə)r\

Definition of willpower for English Language Learners

  • : the ability to control yourself : strong determination that allows you to do something difficult (such as to lose weight or quit smoking)


WILLPOWER Defined for Kids

willpower

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noun will·pow·er \ˈwil-ˌpau̇-ər\

Definition of willpower for Students

  1. :  strong determination It takes willpower to get yourself in shape.



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