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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Will·ful a.
 1. Of set purpose; self-determined; voluntary; as, willful murder.
    In willful poverty chose to lead his life.   --Chaucer.
 Thou to me
 Art all things under heaven, all places thou,
 Who, for my willful crime, art banished hence.   --Milton.
 2. Governed by the will without yielding to reason; obstinate; perverse; inflexible; stubborn; refractory; as, a willful man or horse.
 -- Will*ful*ly, adv. -- Will*ful*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv : in a willful manner; "she had willfully deceived me" [syn: wilfully]