Willful definitions

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The definition of willful is someone or something that does what they want, or something done on purpose.

An example of someone willful is a child that refuses to eat at a meal.

An example of something willful is the action of a puppy that is determined to eat all of the shoes it can find.

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Said or done on purpose; deliberate.

Willful disregard of the rules.

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Obstinately bent on having one's own way.

Exasperated by his willful child.

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Said or done deliberately or intentionally.
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Doing as one pleases; self-willed.
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In civil law, intentional, voluntary, knowing; distinguished from accidental, but not necessarily malicious.
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In criminal law, an act done stubbornly or with an evil intent.
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Done in a manner which was intended.
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Stubborn.
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Origin of willful

will +"Ž -ful