from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The strength of will to carry out one's decisions, wishes, or plans.

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  • noun The unwavering strength of will to carry out one’s wishes.

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  • noun the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior


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  • Willpower is a word my friends and I use to commemorate my friend, Will, who died when he was 12. The word has become a common phrase between me and my friends.

    November 14, 2011