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Definition 1: habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Synonyms for wilful in the sense of this definition

(wilful is similar to ...) not obeying or complying with commands of those in authority

"disobedient children"

Definition 2: done by design - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wilful or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the insult was intentional
  • willful disobedience

Synonyms for wilful in the sense of this definition

(wilful is similar to ...) of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled

"man is a voluntary agent" "participation was voluntary" "voluntary manslaughter" "voluntary generosity in times of disaster" "voluntary social workers" "a voluntary confession"

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