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Definition of "wilfulness" []

  • The state or condition of being wilful; stubbornness. (noun)

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Use "wilfulness" in a sentence
  • "Even the Reverend Robert Hanmer, who was going himself, was annoyed when Gordon told him of what he called my wilfulness, having a notion that it was decidedly disrespectful in any of us, either to go when he did _not_, or to decline going, when he"
  • "I insisted upon obedience, even when my commands came in collision with her conscientious scruples; and she was firm; she had the spirit of a martyr -- and I was very severe in my efforts to subdue what I called wilfulness and obstinacy, "said the distracted father in a voice often, scarcely audible from emotion."
  • "This annoyed Roald and it seems her wilfulness was the immediate provocation for him to deliver his bedtime bombshell."