Definition of Self-willed

1. Adjective. Habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition.

Exact synonyms: Froward, Headstrong, Wilful, Willful
Similar to: Disobedient
Derivative terms: Wilfulness, Willfulness



Definition of Self-willed

1. Adjective. Obstinate; strong-minded ¹

2. Adjective. Possessing self-will. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Self-willed

self-talk
self-tapping
self-tapping screw
self-tapping screws
self-taught
self-taught art
self-titled
self-torment
self-torture
self-treatment
self-treatments
self-uned
self-view
self-whispered
self-will
self-willed (current term)
self-worship
self-worth
self acceptance
self administration
self antigen
self bow
self care
self cloning
self colour
self colours
self concept

Literary usage of Self-willed

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1. Crabb's English Synonyms by George Crabb (1917)
"... it is that which determines in matters of judgment: a self-willed person thinks nothing of right or wrong; whatever the impulse of the moment suggests ..."

2. A Residence at Sierra Leone: Described from a Journal Kept on the Spot, and by Elizabeth Colville Colville of Culross, Elizabeth Melville, Caroline Sheridan Norton (1849)
"... the Pestilent Nature of the Climate — Impaired Health of even the Acclimatized — A self-willed Donkey — Phases of the Sierra Leone Landscape — Verdure ..."

3. The Christian Remembrancer by William Scott (1853)
"impetuous and self-willed characters are so liable, all operated towards what was esteemed her conversion. 'I need scarcely say that this interview was ..."

4. The Round Table: Northcote's Conversations. Characteristics by William Hazlitt (1881)
"His outward form betrays the hard, unimaginative, self-willed understanding of the sorcerer. No. ..."

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