self-will

[ self-wil, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈwɪl, ˈsɛlf- /

noun

stubborn or obstinate willfulness, as in pursuing one's own wishes, aims, etc.

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Origin of self-will

before 900; Middle English: one's own will, stubbornness; Old English: one's own will; see self, will2

OTHER WORDS FROM self-will

self-willed, adjectiveself-willedly, adverbself-willedness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for self-will

self-will

noun

stubborn adherence to one's own will, desires, etc, esp at the expense of others

Derived forms of self-will

self-willed, adjective
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