What is another word for willful?

Pronunciation: [wˈɪlfə͡l] (IPA)

Willful is an adjective that describes a person who is determined to do what they want, regardless of any consequences. Some synonyms for willful include stubborn, headstrong, resolute, determined, and obstinate. These words all suggest someone who is unwilling to be swayed or influenced by others' opinions or advice. Other synonyms for willful include bullheaded, strong-willed, inflexible, and single-minded. Each of these words implies a sense of strong determination and a refusal to back down or compromise. While willful can have negative connotations, these synonyms emphasize the positive aspects of determination and strength of character.

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What are the opposite words for willful?

Willful means having the intention to do something deliberately and often in a stubborn or disobedient manner. Antonyms for willful include submissive, compliant, obedient, acquiescent, docile, and tractable. A person who is submissive is inclined to obeying others without resistance or complaint. A compliant person is inclined to follow rules or requests easily without resistance. An obedient person is inclined to obey authority or instructions. An acquiescent person is inclined to agree or comply with something without protest. A docile person is inclined to be easily managed or taught. A tractable person is inclined to being easily controlled.

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Usage examples for Willful

I know I am not willful, but conscientious, in my conduct.
"Marital Power Exemplified in Mrs. Packard's Trial, and Self-Defence from the Charge of Insanity"
Elizabeth Parsons Ware Packard
You always were willful, my dear Jack, always.
"Only One Love, or Who Was the Heir"
Charles Garvice
All the willful damage that human beings could do had been wrought on the contents of my home.
"My Home In The Field of Honor"
Frances Wilson Huard

Famous quotes with Willful

  • If there is a nuclear tactic being used here, I submit it is the use of that obstruction where a willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from voting on the President's judicial nominees.
    John Cornyn
  • You don't stay married for 35 years by accident. I think that that's willful and intentional and something that both people really want.
    Ashley Judd
  • For love is a willful stirring of our thoughts unto God, so that it receive nothing that is against the love of Jesus Christ, and therewith that it be lasting in sweetness of devotion; and that is the perfection of this life.
    Richard Rolle
  • To me it seems as plain as can be that the Bible declares that all the wicked will God destroy; again, that those who, during the Millennial age when brought to a knowledge of the truth, shall prove willful sinners will be punished with everlasting destruction.
    Charles T. Russell
  • A little group of willful men, representing no opinion but their own, have rendered the great government of the United States helpless and contemptible.
    Woodrow Wilson

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