self-willed


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Related to self-willed: self-aggrandizement, self-aggrandizing, self-indulgent

self-will

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

self′-willed′ adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-willed - habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
disobedient - not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority; "disobedient children"

self-willed

adjective stubborn, wilful, headstrong, intractable, opinionated, obstinate, cussed (informal), stiff-necked, ungovernable, refractory, pig-headed, stubborn as a mule He was very independent and self-willed.
Translations

self-willed

[ˌselfˈwɪld] ADJterco, voluntarioso

self-willed

[ˌsɛlfˈwɪld] adjostinato/a

self-willed

(selfˈwild) adjective
determined to do, or have, what one wants. a self-willed little brat.
References in classic literature ?
Wild was the wrestle which should be paramount; but another feeling rose and triumphed: something hard and cynical: self-willed and resolute: it settled his passion and petrified his countenance: he went on -
This did I endure for her; and now the self-willed girl upbraids me that I did not leave her to perish, and refuses me not only the slightest proof of gratitude, but even the most distant hope that ever she will be brought to grant any.
Catherine, weak-spirited, irritable, and completely under Lydia's guidance, had been always affronted by their advice; and Lydia, self-willed and careless, would scarcely give them a hearing.
Thursday, predestined to hope and enjoyment, came; and opened with more kindness to Fanny than such self-willed, unmanageable days often volunteer, for soon after breakfast a very friendly note was brought from Mr.
M'Lellan was a man of a singularly self-willed and decided character, with whom persuasion was useless; he was permitted, therefore, to take his own course without opposition.
It is even observed that the wives who quote him to their self-willed husbands as a shining example in reality look down upon him and that nobody does so with greater superciliousness than one particular lady whose lord is more than suspected of laying his umbrella on her as an instrument of correction.
A hard-headed, square-shouldered, pertinaciously self-willed man--it was plainly useless to contend with him.
The best fellow in the world in other respects: in this one matter as obstinate and self-willed as he can be.
Too big an order clearly because he was nothing of a monster but just a common mortal, a little more self-willed and self-confident than most, may be, both in his roughness and in his delicacy.
That is because she is self-willed, and my opinions more generally coincide with her own than your mamma's.
Osborne, of Russell Square, may be induced to relent towards the child of your friend, HIS ERRING AND SELF-WILLED SON.
I could only tell him that it was in the nature of Raffles to be self-willed and secretive, but that no man of my acquaintance had half his audacity and determination; that I for my part would trust him through and through, and let him gang his own gait every time.