from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Willfulness, especially in satisfying one's own desires or adhering to one's own opinions.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The quality of being willful and ignoring opposition.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One's own will, esp. when opposed to that of others; obstinacy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One's own will; obstinate or perverse insistence one one's own will or wishes; wilfulness; obstinacy.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires
- n. the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior
He was strong, full of self-will, full of the need to succeed, to be different from and better than his peers.
My friends in the Juice Church would say it was self-will run riot.
Perhaps this tendency toward self-will is the essence of 'original sin' which has infiltrated the human family.
Schelling, for example, affirmed evil's reality as a principle of darkness manifesting in the grandiose exaltation of self-will.
At the crux of any decision, from the most trivial to the most serious, is the intention to "turn it over" to a Higher Power or stay in self-will.
At the crux of any decision, from the most trivial to the most serious, is the intention to \ "turn it over\" to a Higher Power or stay in self-will.
The refusal to be creative is self-will and is counter to our true nature.
Whereas the nemesis, his counterpoint — Joaquin Phoenix in Gladiator (Commodus) — has a self-will that runs riot.
I was watching in Gladiator the problem of self-will and taking over the world.
She drains others of their energy and self-will and fails to give them the love and support they need in return, driving them - especially her son - to despair.