wilful Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “wilful” in the English Dictionary

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disapproving (US usually willful) uk   us   /ˈwɪl.fəl/
(of something ​bad) done ​intentionally or (of a ​person) ​determined to do ​exactly as you ​want, ​even if you ​know it is ​wrong: The ​presentcrisis is the ​result of ​years of wilful ​neglect by the ​council. They ​eathugequantities of ​sweet and ​friedfoods, in wilful ​disregard of ​theirhealth. She ​developed into a wilful, ​difficultchild.
adverb (US usually willfully) uk   us   /-i/
Some ​basicsafetyrules were wilfully ​ignored.
noun [U] (US usually willfulness) uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of wilful from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wilful”
in Chinese (Simplified) 故意的, 任性的, 固执的…
in Turkish kasıtlı, kasdî, bilerek yapılan…
in Russian своевольный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 故意的, 任性的, 固執的…
in Polish uparty, umyślny…
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