Know Your Next Word : willful
10. willful : wilful
deliberate, voluntary, or intentional
The coroner ruled the death willful murder.
The mother insisted that the killing committed by her son had not been willful, but the jury apparently believed that he had known what he was doing.
When her mother told her she couldn't have a cookie, the willful little girl simply snatched the cookie jar and ran out of the room with it. She had stolen the cookies willfully.
In willful poverty chose to lead his life.
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