- stubborn or obstinate willfulness, as in pursuing one's own wishes, aims, etc.
Origin of self-will
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Related Wordsresolve, pigheadedness, stubbornness, pertinacity, mulishness, tenaciousness, doggedness, tenacity, self-will, willfulness
Examples from the Web for self-will
We came away by means of greeds and curiosities imagined by Self-will.
But first must come the abandonment of Self-will, bit by bit, to the death.
I wish that I could suffer alone for my self-will and imprudence.The Rambles of a Rat
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There is music in heaven, because in music there is no self-will.Daily Thoughts
Pray to them, indeed, we need not, as if they would help us out of any self-will of their own.Out of the Deep
- stubborn adherence to one's own will, desires, etc, esp at the expense of others