- deliberate, voluntary, or intentional: The coroner ruled the death willful murder.
- unreasonably stubborn or headstrong; self-willed.
Origin of willful
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Historical Examples of wilful
That would be presumption indeed, not to say wilful self-deception.Wilfrid Cumbermede
There is no halt to be looked for, no tranquillity in renunciation and wilful blindness.Doctor Pascal
Of such a quality is the love of princes—vain, capricious, and wilful.Bardelys the Magnificent
Suddenly she seemed to him most pathetic in her wilful folly.The Prisoner
You preferred being obstinate and wilful toward me, I suppose?A Bride of the Plains
Baroness Emmuska Orczy
- intent on having one's own way; headstrong or obstinate
- intentionalwilful murder
- the US spelling of wilful