wilfulness


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Noun1.wilfulness - the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of disciplinewilfulness - the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of discipline
intractability, intractableness - the trait of being hard to influence or control
contrariness, perverseness, perversity - deliberate and stubborn unruliness and resistance to guidance or discipline
wildness - an unruly disposition to do as one pleases; "Liza had always had a tendency to wildness"; "the element of wildness in his behavior was a protest against repressive convention"
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willfulness

also wilfulness
noun
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Translations
تَعَمُّد
egenrådighedstædighed
szándékosság
òrjóska

wilfulness

willfulness (US) [ˈwɪlfʊlnɪs] N
1. (= obstinacy) → testarudez f, terquedad f
2. (= premeditation) → lo intencionado, lo premeditado
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

wilfulness

[ˈwɪlfʊlnɪs] n (= stubbornness) → obstination f
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

wilfulness

, (US) willfulness
n
(of person)Eigensinn m, → Eigenwilligkeit f
(of action)Mutwilligkeit f, → Vorsätzlichkeit f
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

wilfulness

[ˈwɪlfʊlnɪs] ntestardaggine f
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

will

(wil) noun
1. the mental power by which one controls one's thought, actions and decisions. Do you believe in freedom of the will?
2. (control over) one's desire(s) or wish(es); determination. It was done against her will; He has no will of his own – he always does what the others want; Children often have strong wills; He has lost the will to live.
3. (a legal paper having written on it) a formal statement about what is to be done with one's belongings, body etc after one's death. Have you made a will yet?
verbshort forms I'll (ail) , you'll (juːl) , he'll (hiːl) , she'll (ʃiːl) , it'll (ˈitl) , we'll (wiːl) , they'll (ðeil) : negative short form won't (wount)
1. used to form future tenses of other verbs. We'll go at six o'clock tonight; Will you be here again next week?; Things will never be the same again; I will have finished the work by tomorrow evening.
2. used in requests or commands. Will you come into my office for a moment, please?; Will you please stop talking!
3. used to show willingness. I'll do that for you if you like; I won't do it!
4. used to state that something happens regularly, is quite normal etc. Accidents will happen.
ˈwilful adjective
1. obstinate.
2. intentional. wilful damage to property.
ˈwilfully adverb
ˈwilfulness noun
-willed
weak-willed / strong-willed people.
ˈwilling adjective
ready to agree (to do something). a willing helper; She's willing to help in any way she can.
ˈwillingly adverb
ˈwillingness noun
ˈwillpower noun
the determination to do something. I don't have the willpower to stop smoking.
at will
as, or when, one chooses.
with a will
eagerly and energetically. They set about (doing) their tasks with a will.
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References in classic literature ?
There was an infinity of firmest fortitude, a determinate unsurrenderable wilfulness, in the fixed and fearless, forward dedication of that glance.
There are men whom a merciful Providence has undoubtedly ordained to a single life, but who from wilfulness or through circumstances they could not cope with have flown in the face of its decrees.
The caprice of the winds, like the wilfulness of men, is fraught with the disastrous consequences of self-indulgence.
But so it is; a woman will often, from mere wilfulness, prefer that which is dangerous to that which is safe.
"You disarm me, Gladys," he cried, catching the wilfulness of her mood.