wilfully, {{}}American{{}} willfully [{{t}}'wɪlfʊlɪ]
(a) (deliberately) délibérément;
he wilfully disregarded my advice il n'a délibérément ou sciemment tenu aucun compte de mes conseils
(b) (obstinately) obstinément, avec entêtement;
she has behaved quite wilfully over this issue elle n'en a fait qu'à sa tête à ce sujet

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  • wilfully — adv. Wilfully/willfully is used with these adjectives: ↑blind, ↑ignorant, ↑obscure, ↑perverse Wilfully/willfully is used with these verbs: ↑ignore, ↑misinterpret, ↑neglect, ↑obstruct …   Collocations dictionary

  • Wilfully — Wilful Wil ful, a., Wilfully Wil ful*ly, adv., Wilfulness Wil ful*ness, n. See {Willful}, {Willfully}, and {Willfulness}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wilfully — adverb /ˈwɪlfəli/ Deliberately, on purpose; maliciously. Why then dost thou, O man, that of them all / Art Lord, and eke of nature Soueraine, / Wilfully make thy selfe a wretched thrall [...]? …   Wiktionary

  • wilfully — wilful (US also willful) ► ADJECTIVE 1) intentional; deliberate. 2) stubborn and determined. DERIVATIVES wilfully adverb wilfulness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • wilfully — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adverb See willfully …   English dictionary for students

  • wilfully — adv. == without a cause. Ps. xxxiv. 7; lxviii. 5 …   Oldest English Words

  • wilfully — adv. with premeditated intent, intentionally; stubbornly; determinedly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wilfully — wil·ful·ly …   English syllables

  • wilfully — See: wilful …   English dictionary

  • wilfully — With a purpose or willingness to commit an act or to omit the performance of an act, irrespective of intent to violate the law or to injure another. Howe v Martin, 23 Okla 561, 102 P 128. Deliberately and with a specific purpose. Hartzel v United …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • wilfully — adverb in a willful manner (Freq. 1) she had willfully deceived me • Syn: ↑willfully • Derived from adjective: ↑wilful, ↑willful (for: ↑willfully) …   Useful english dictionary

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