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 Dictionary entry overview: What does willpower mean? 

  The noun WILLPOWER has 1 sense:

1. the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior

  Familiarity information: WILLPOWER used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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The trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects


self-command; self-possession; willpower; self-control; self-will; possession

Hypernyms ("willpower" is a kind of...):

firmness; firmness of purpose; resoluteness; resolution; resolve (the trait of being resolute)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "willpower"):

nerves (control of your emotions)

presence of mind (self-control in a crisis; ability to say or do the right thing in an emergency)

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