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2 definitions found
 for willfulness
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              Thou to me
              Art all things under heaven, all places thou,
              Who, for my willful crime, art banished hence.
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     2. Governed by the will without yielding to reason;
        obstinate; perverse; inflexible; stubborn; refractory; as,
        a willful man or horse.
        [1913 Webster] -- Will"ful*ly, adv. -- Will"ful*ness,
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: the trait of being prone to disobedience and lack of
           discipline [syn: unruliness, fractiousness,
           willfulness, wilfulness]