What is another word for willfully?

Pronunciation: [wˈɪlfəlɪ] (IPA)

When writing, it's essential to refrain from repeating the same words over and over again. "Willfully" is an adverb that describes a person's intentionality in doing something, so it's important to have synonyms to use instead. Some alternatives to "willfully" include "intentionally," "purposely," "deliberately," "voluntarily," "willingly," and "knowingly." Other synonyms include "premeditatedly" or "consciously," both of which emphasize that the action was considered beforehand. "Maliciously" or "malevolently" imply that the action was intended to harm someone or something. These synonyms can help you accurately convey a character's actions in your writing.

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What are the hypernyms for Willfully?

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What are the opposite words for willfully?

Antonyms for the word "willfully" could include words such as unintentionally, accidentally, unconsciously, inadvertently, or unwittingly. While willfully refers to an intentional act or decision, these words imply a lack of intention or awareness. Antonyms of willfully can also be found in varying degrees of responsibility or control. For example, accidentally implies a lack of control or inability to predict the consequences of an action, while inadvertently suggests a lack of deliberate attention or thought. Regardless, antonyms for willfully often imply a sense of regret or remorse for the unintended consequences of an action.

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Usage examples for Willfully

He could have excused her if she had weakened or made some mistake, but she had betrayed him deliberately and willfully; and as he sat off by himself, mulling it over in his mind, his eyes became stern and hard.
"Shadow Mountain"
Dane Coolidge
But the presidential power of veto is among the best features of our government, and Benton had no difficulty in making a good defense of it; although many of the arguments adduced by him in its favor were entirely unsound, being based on the wholly groundless assumption that the function of the president corresponded to that of the ancient Roman tribune of the people, and was supposed to be exercised in the interests of the people to control the legislature-thus willfully overlooking the fact that the legislature also was elected by the people.
"Thomas Hart Benton"
Theodore Roosevelt
Only that the accounts seem to have been willfully tangled up.
"When Egypt Went Broke"
Holman Day

Famous quotes with Willfully

  • Nor can the Apostle mean that Eve only sinned; or that she only was Deceived, for if Adam sinned willfully and knowingly, he became the greater Transgressor.
    Mary Astell
  • The prejudices of ignorance are more easily removed than the prejudices of interest; the first are all blindly adopted, the second willfully preferred.
    George Bancroft
  • A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him.
    Edna St. Vincent Millay
  • The decision that has to be made was whether it was material, whether he knew he was lying under oath, whether he did it willfully. I think that's required of any prosecutor who is charged with an investigation of this.
    Barbara Olson
  • A time will come when a politician who has willfully made war and promoted international dissension will be as sure of the dock and much surer of the noose than a private homicide. It is not reasonable that those who gamble with men's lives should not stake their own.
    H. G. Wells

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