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English definition of “willy-nilly”

willy-nilly

adverb     /ˌwɪl.iˈnɪl.i/ informal
If something happens willy-nilly, it happens even if the people who are involved do not want it to happen : Both sides were drawn , willy-nilly, into the conflict .Unwilling and reluctantReady and willingLacking interest and enthusiasm without any order : She threw her clothes willy-nilly into a drawer .Dirty and untidy
(Definition of willy-nilly adverb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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