wilful

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

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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

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

    Modern English usage

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 wilful — [wil′fəl] adj. alt. sp. of WILLFUL …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 wilful — A word of several meanings, the meaning in the particular case often being influenced by the context. Spies v United States, 317 US 492, 87 L Ed 418, 63 S Ct 364. Voluntary, as distinguished from accidental. 21 Am J2d Crim L § 87. Intentional or… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 13 wilful — see a wilful man must have his way wilful waste makes woeful want …

    Proverbs new dictionary

  • 14 wilful — adj. Wilful/willful is used with these nouns: ↑act, ↑child, ↑damage, ↑disobedience, ↑ignorance, ↑murder, ↑neglect, ↑obstruction, ↑perversity, ↑refusal …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 15 wilful — adjective see willful …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 16 wilful — wilfully, adv. wilfulness, n. /wil feuhl/, adj. willful. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 17 wilful — adjective a) intentional; deliberate b) stubborn and determined Syn: voluntary See Also: volition …

    Wiktionary

  • 18 wilful — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective See willful …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 wilful — wil|ful [ wılfəl ] the British spelling of willful …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 wilful — adj. RG. 359; [willesful]. RG. 77 == voluntary. Ps. lxvii. 10 …

    Oldest English Words