wilful
adjective see willful

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wilful — var of willful Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. wilful …   Law dictionary

  • Wilful — Wil ful, a., Wilfully Wil ful*ly, adv., Wilfulness Wil ful*ness, n. See {Willful}, {Willfully}, and {Willfulness}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wilful — is spelt in this way in BrE, but willful is also used in AmE …   Modern English usage

  • wilful — (US also willful) ► ADJECTIVE 1) intentional; deliberate. 2) stubborn and determined. DERIVATIVES wilfully adverb wilfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • wilful — [wil′fəl] adj. alt. sp. of WILLFUL …   English World dictionary

  • wilful — [[t]wɪ̱lfʊl[/t]] (in AM, use willful) 1) ADJ: ADJ n (disapproval) If you describe actions or attitudes as wilful, you are critical of them because they are done or expressed deliberately, especially with the intention of causing someone harm.… …   English dictionary

  • wilful — /ˈwɪlfəl / (say wilfuhl) adjective 1. willed, voluntary, or intentional: wilful murder. 2. self willed or headstrong; perversely obstinate or intractable. Also, US, willful. {Middle English; Old English wilful willing (in wilful līce willingly).… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wilful — adj. (US willful) 1 (of an action or state) intentional, deliberate (wilful murder; wilful neglect; wilful disobedience). 2 (of a person) obstinate, headstrong. Derivatives: wilfully adv. wilfulness n. Etymology: ME f. WILL(2) + FUL …   Useful english dictionary

  • wilful — wil|ful BrE willful AmE [ˈwılfəl] adj 1.) continuing to do what you want, even after you have been told to stop used to show disapproval ▪ a wilful child 2.) wilful damage/disobedience/exaggeration etc deliberate damage etc, when you know that… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wilful — BrE, willful AmE adjective 1 continuing to do what you want, even after you have been told to stop: a wilful child 2 wilful damage/disobedience/exaggeration etc deliberate damage etc, when you know that what you are doing is wrong wilfully adverb …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wilful — adjective 1) wilful destruction Syn: deliberate, intentional, premeditated, planned, conscious 2) a wilful child Syn: headstrong, strong willed, obstinate, stubborn, pig headed, rec …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

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