Know Your Next Word : willful

10. willful : wilful

adjective :

deliberate, voluntary, or intentional

usage :

  • 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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