willpower
noun Date: 1858 energetic determination

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Willpower — is the ability to exert one s will over one s actions.Willpower manifests as inner firmness, decisiveness, determination, resolution and persistence. It may also be related to: *Self control, the ability of a person to exert his/her will over the …   Wikipedia

  • willpower — [wil′pou΄ər] n. strength of will, mind, or determination; self control * * * will·pow·er or will pow·er (wĭlʹpou ər) n. The strength of will to carry out one s decisions, wishes, or plans. * * * …   Universalium

  • willpower — index strength Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • willpower — also will power, 1874, from WILL (Cf. will) (n.) + POWER (Cf. power) …   Etymology dictionary

  • willpower — [n] personal determination discipline, drive, firmness, fixity, force, grit, resolution, resolve, self control, selfdiscipline, self government, self restraint, single mindedness, strength, will; concept 411 …   New thesaurus

  • willpower — [wil′pou΄ər] n. strength of will, mind, or determination; self control …   English World dictionary

  • willpower — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ sheer ▪ strong ▪ all sb s ▪ It took all his willpower to stay in and study. VERB + WILLPOWER ▪ hav …   Collocations dictionary

  • willpower — n. 1) to demonstrate willpower 2) the willpower to + inf. (do you have the willpower to stick to the diet?) * * * to demonstrate willpower the willpower to + inf. (do you have the willpower to stick to the diet?) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • willpower — [[t]wɪ̱lpaʊə(r)[/t]] also will power, will power N UNCOUNT Willpower is a very strong determination to do something. I know I ve got the willpower to do it... He came in for help after his attempts to stop smoking by willpower alone failed. Syn:… …   English dictionary

  • willpower — will|pow|er [ˈwılˌpauə US ˌpaur] n [U] the ability to control your mind and body in order to achieve something that you want to do ▪ It took all his willpower to remain calm …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • willpower — will|pow|er [ wıl,paur ] noun uncount the ability to control your thoughts and behavior in order to achieve something: Are you sure you have the willpower you need to stick to the diet? …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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