self-will


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self-will

(sĕlf′wĭl′)
n.
Willfulness, especially in satisfying one's own desires or adhering to one's own opinions.

self′-willed′ adj.

self-will

n
stubborn adherence to one's own will, desires, etc, esp at the expense of others
ˌself-ˈwilled adj

self`-will′



n.
stubborn or obstinate willfulness, as in pursuing one's own wishes or aims.
[before 900]
self`-willed′, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-will - resolute adherence to your own ideas or desiresself-will - resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
impenitence, impenitency - the trait of refusing to repent
intransigence, intransigency - the trait of being intransigent; stubbornly refusing to compromise
2.self-will - the trait of resolutely controlling your own behaviorself-will - the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
firmness of purpose, resoluteness, resolve, firmness, resolution - the trait of being resolute; "his resoluteness carried him through the battle"; "it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work"
nerves - control of your emotions; "this kind of tension is not good for my nerves"
presence of mind - self-control in a crisis; ability to say or do the right thing in an emergency
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At 42, Will Self has also demonstrated the self-will to cut out the drug habit that had haunted him since his days as an Oxford undergraduate.
For a cultural consumer this interpretation of the novel-through disentangling the clashes of scripts and superimpositions of self-wills with their hidden motives and subconscious drives-makes for a fascinating reading, reminiscent of the illuminating finale of a detective novel where all the pieces of a jigsaw puzzle are put together by a skilful sleuth.