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WILLFUL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does willful mean? 

WILLFUL (adjective)
  The adjective WILLFUL has 2 senses:

1. done by design
2. habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

  Familiarity information: WILLFUL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WILLFUL (adjective)


Sense 1willful [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Done by design

Synonyms:

wilful; willful; intentional

Context examples:

the insult was intentional / willful disobedience

Similar:

voluntary (of your own free will or design; not forced or compelled)


Sense 2willful [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

Synonyms:

froward; headstrong; self-willed; wilful; willful

Similar:

disobedient (not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority)


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