willful for learners of American EnglishPowered by COBUILD (wɪlfəl)
1. adjective [ADJ n]
If you describe actions or attitudes as willful, you are critical of them because they are done or expressed deliberately, especially with the intention of causing someone harm. ⇒ The sergeant faces a lesser charge of willful neglect of duty.
If you describe someone as willful, you mean that they are determined to do what they want to do, even if it is not sensible. ⇒ Molly was at times impatient and willful.
At their cores they're both willful , stubborn, obsessive women.Clive Barker GALILEE"Is this willful or are you just too stupid to see what's right in front of your nose?Clive Barker GALILEEShe was headstrong and willful , used to charting her own course.Stephanie Laurens WHOLE SECRET LOVE