What does the word wilful mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Voluntary.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Wilfulness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Head strong; self- willed.

Usage examples for wilful

  1. When she opened her eyes, 'What a wilful child you are! – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  2. Can you, continued Lady Tanagra, who was in a wilful mood, can you imagine Godfrey in love? – Patricia Brent, Spinster by Herbert Jenkins
  3. The English government reclaimed against this publication, as at once a confession of the dangerous ambition of Buonaparte, and a studied insult to them, whose representative's character and honour one of its chief statements must have been designed to destroy, at a wilful sacrifice of truth. – The History of Napoleon Buonaparte by John Gibson Lockhart