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- adj. Obstinate; strong-minded
- adj. Possessing self-will.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Governed by one's own will; not yielding to the wishes of others; obstinate.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Obstinately unmindful of the will or wishes of others; obstinate: as, self-willed man; self-willed rulers.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition
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Her tale takes off like a cheetah, starting with the horrendous moment of simultaneously losing six of her Black Panther brothers, as in siblings, to her impregnating rape a day later, her brief career as a bordello girl, to her self-willed destiny as the ultimate queen of drug dealers in 1970s Chicago. â¨â¨
Her tale takes off like a cheetah, starting with the horrendous moment of simultaneously losing six of her Black Panther brothers, as in siblings, to her impregnating rape a day later, her brief career as a bordello girl, to her self-willed destiny as the ultimate queen of drug dealers in 1970s Chicago.
The inclosed letter will show you what authority I had for being so self-willed and positive.
A future collective mind cannot arise without including, and enhancing, the uniqueness of self-willed humans.
Kushner makes a convincing case “not only for the idea of early loss precipitating self-destructive conduct, but also, auspiciously, for that same behavior becoming a strategy through which the person involved comes to grips with his guilt and rage, and triumphs over self-willed death.”
O stubborn, self-willed exile from the loving breast!
More pertinently, the gap between Figgis's vision of the historical Lucrezia as inherently victimised and Donizetti's view of her as a self-willed monster redeemed by maternal love is too great.
Despite the improbability of the union, they stayed together – after a long period of tantrums, trial separations and retaliatory sexual bouts with third parties, all part of a power struggle between two very self-willed men – until Isherwood's death in 1986.
He loves freedom, but is dictatorial to others, is self-willed, has boundless energy, and does things for himself.
Or was hers the stubborn obstinacy of the ox? the fixity of purpose of the balky horse? the stolidity of the self-willed peasant-mind?