One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the wilful destruction of property’
deliberate, intentional, intended, done on purpose, premeditated, planned, calculated, purposeful, conscious, knowing
2‘a spoiled and wilful child’
headstrong, self-willed, strong-willed, with a will of one's own, determined to have one's own way
obstinate, stubborn, as stubborn as a mule, mulish, pig-headed, bull-headed, refractory, recalcitrant, uncooperative, intractable, obstreperous, contrary, perverse, wayward, defiant, disobedient, ungovernable, unmanageable, rebellious, mutinous, insubordinate
British informal bloody-minded, bolshie
North American informal balky
archaic froward, contumacious
rare contrarious, renitent, pervicacious
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