Etymology

1. wilfully

adverb. ['ˈwɪlfəli'] in a willful manner.

Etymology

  • wilfullice (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Wilfully

  • skillfully
  • willfully

Example sentences of the word wilfully


1. Adverb
Misconduct is considered behaviour that wilfully disregards the interests of your employer.

Quotes containing the word wilfully


1. There is, I believe, in every disposition a tendency to some particular evil, a natural defect, which not even the best education can overcome.""And your defect is a propensity to hate everybody.""And yours,"he replied with a smile, "is wilfully to misunderstand them.
- Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice

2. I'd like to get away from earth awhileAnd then come back to it and begin over.May no fate wilfully misunderstand meAnd half grant what I wish and snatch me awayNot to return. Earth's the right place for love:I don't know where it's likely to go better.
- Robert Frost, Birches

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