Willful Will"ful, a. [Will + full.] [Written also wilful.] [1913 Webster] 1. Of set purpose; self-determined; voluntary; as, willful murder. --Foxe. [1913 Webster]

In willful poverty chose to lead his life. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

Thou to me Art all things under heaven, all places thou, Who, for my willful crime, art banished hence. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Governed by the will without yielding to reason; obstinate; perverse; inflexible; stubborn; refractory; as, a willful man or horse. [1913 Webster] -- {Will"ful*ly}, adv. -- {Will"ful*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • willfully — will·ful·ly …   English syllables

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