Part of speech:


Part of speech:


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Head strong; self- willed.

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Usage examples "wilful":

  1. When she opened her eyes, 'What a wilful child you are! - "Story of My Life, volumes 1-3", 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", 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", John Gibson Lockhart.