Willful

Will"ful

(?), a. [Will + full.] [Written also wilful.]
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1. Of set purpose; self-determined; voluntary; as, willful murder. Foxe.
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In willful poverty chose to lead his life.
Chaucer.
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Thou to me
Art all things under heaven, all places thou,
Who, for my willful crime, art banished hence.
Milton.
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2. Governed by the will without yielding to reason; obstinate; perverse; inflexible; stubborn; refractory; as, a willful man or horse.
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-- Will"ful*ly, adv. -- Will"ful*ness, n.
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