self-willed


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
References in classic literature ?
The best fellow in the world in other respects: in this one matter as obstinate and self-willed as he can be.
That is because she is self-willed, and my opinions more generally coincide with her own than your mamma's.
Linhart reiterated that Vienna and other European capitals would never allow any self-willed measure to pose a threat to the JCPOA.
Among specific topic are Juliana in Plato's cave, the self-willed and ignorant law, whether the Axis could have won the war, how close that world is to our world, and how to deal with reality when we are not built to.
I have so many words written down in my notebook to describe Victoria - impulsive, passionate, creative, difficult, soulful, independent, inflexible, warm, devotedly loyal, imaginative, guileless and self-willed.
This teenager all the and adolescence also most woman She said: "I have so many words written in my notebook to describe Victoria; impulsive, passionate, creative, difficult, soulful, independent, inflexible, warm, devotedly loyal, imaginative, guileless and self-willed.
The entire novel then, swirls and spins until this final moment of union, and the rest, it would seem, is history--the history, that is, of what Jodorowsky has accomplished since his seemingly self-willed birth some eighty-six years ago.
In truth, sad-eyed Jacko was a self-willed fellow, well able to defy the farm's patient helpers.
That's wrong, but not as wrong as our national myopia about Iraq, a collective and self-willed blindness that would be hilarious if it weren't so tragic.
This book is about the origin of evil--how it turns good people into self-willed despots.
If, in the Anthropocene, nothing remains that is totally natural--nothing pristine and untouched--then the value of wild animals and wild lands becomes greater, if for no other reason than that those self-willed beings are Other than us.
Moreover, chronically interfering with a child's self-willed behavior will guarantee that the child becomes increasingly dysfunctional.