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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwilfulwil‧ful British English, willful American English /ˈwɪlfəl/ adjective  1 STUBBORNcontinuing to do what you want, even after you have been told to stop – used to show disapproval a wilful child2 wilful damage/disobedience/exaggeration etcwilfully adverbwilfulness noun [uncountable]
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wilfulIndeed, her doubt could be described as wilful blindness.She claimed to be doing it only for Jeeta, but there was real, wilful contrariness in it, I suspected.And just as her peculiar, rebellious, wilful escapade had gone wrong ... so had theirs.Sometimes kids who are described as difficult or wilful just need a little extra love and attention.He lived a very wilful life, and the fear of chaos had always haunted him from childhood.Billy is a very wilful little boy who's constantly being punished for not doing as he's told.Actually the quarrel was largely due to Apollinaire's careless use of terms and to a rather wilful misunderstanding on the part of Boccioni.The coroner brought in a verdict of wilful murder.Partly, no doubt, the figures include at least some wilful or at least entirely feckless credit misusers.For doubt, full grown, is not a lapse of memory but a wilful refusal to remember.
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