Definition of willpower
: energetic determination
Examples of willpower in a Sentence
The dessert buffet tested my willpower.
He conquered his drinking problem through sheer willpower.
Recent Examples of willpower from the Web
As human personality characteristics go, willpower is about as useful and clinically measurable as charisma, gusto or stick-to-itiveness.
Ashleigh Barty, Dellacqua’s doubles partner and a fellow Australian, praised her for her focus and willpower in winning a doubles title last weekend in Strasbourg, France, in the face of the controversy.
With Digit, Bloch has created yet another dead simple tool for people who lack the knowhow—or the willpower—to properly save for the future.
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First Known Use of willpower
WILLPOWER Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of willpower for Students
: strong determination It takes willpower to get yourself in shape.
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