Student Thesaurus

One entry found for willful.
Entry Word: willful
Function: adjective
Text: or wilful
1 given to resisting authority or another's control <a particularly willful horse that took weeks to break to saddle> -- see DISOBEDIENT
2 given to resisting control or discipline by others <finally the parents sought professional counseling for the willful child> -- see UNCONTROLLABLE
3 having or showing a tendency to force one's will on others without any regard to fairness or necessity <a willful disregard for the rights of others> -- see ARBITRARY 1
4 made, given, or done with full awareness of what one is doing <a willful attempt to cheat siblings out of their rightful inheritance> -- see INTENTIONAL
5 sticking to an opinion, purpose, or course of action in spite of reason, arguments, or persuasion <the kind of willful person who can never bring himself to admit that he made a mistake> -- see OBSTINATE