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1. will

noun. ['ˈwɪl, wəl'] the capability of conscious choice and decision and intention.

Synonyms

  • mental faculty
  • volition
  • faculty
  • velleity

Antonyms

  • withdraw
  • take
  • borrow
  • breastfeed

Etymology

  • wille (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • willa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • willen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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A common misspelling of will is wiull

Example sentences of the word will


1. Modal
It will be located on the top edge of either the front or rear face.

Quotes containing the word will


1. Remember when you tried to convince me to feed a poultry pie to the mallards in the park to see if you could breed a race of cannibal ducks?""They ate it too,"Will reminisced. "Bloodthirsty little beasts. Never trust a duck.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

2. Will looked horrified. "What kind of monster could possibly hate chocolate?
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

3. You know,"Gabriel said, "there was a time I thought we could be friends, Will.""There was a time I thought I was a ferret,"Will said, "but that turned out to be the opium haze. Did you know it had that effect? Because I didn't.
- Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Angel

2. will-o-the-wisp

noun. a pale light sometimes seen at night over marshy ground.

Synonyms

  • jack-o'-lantern
  • visible radiation
  • light
  • ignis fatuus
  • visible light

Antonyms

  • darken
  • ascend
  • rise
  • heavy

3. self-will

noun. resolute adherence to your own ideas or desires.

Synonyms

  • impenitency
  • impenitence
  • intransigency
  • resolve
  • stubbornness
  • intransigence
  • resolution
  • resoluteness
  • obstinacy
  • firmness
  • firmness of purpose
  • bullheadedness
  • pigheadedness

Antonyms

  • begin
  • preparation
  • movableness
  • instability

Etymology

  • self- (English)
  • will (English)
  • wille (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. self-will

noun. the trait of resolutely controlling your own behavior.

Synonyms

  • self-possession
  • nerves
  • possession
  • will power
  • willpower
  • resolve
  • presence of mind
  • resolution
  • resoluteness
  • self-command
  • firmness
  • firmness of purpose

Antonyms

  • tractability
  • indecisiveness
  • indecision
  • disagree

Etymology

  • self- (English)
  • will (English)
  • wille (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. will-o'-the-wisp

noun. an illusion that misleads.

Synonyms

  • fancy
  • illusion
  • phantasy
  • ignis fatuus

Antonyms

  • bright
  • dull
  • dullness
  • light

6. will

noun. ['ˈwɪl, wəl'] a fixed and persistent intent or purpose.

Synonyms

  • design
  • intention
  • purpose
  • intent

Antonyms

  • bottlefeed
  • explode
  • stay
  • stand still

Etymology

  • wille (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • willa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • willen (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. will

noun. ['ˈwɪl, wəl'] a legal document declaring a person's wishes regarding the disposal of their property when they die.

Synonyms

  • official document
  • instrument
  • testament
  • devise
  • legal instrument
  • codicil
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament

Antonyms

  • forbid
  • disallow
  • refuse
  • shrink

Etymology

  • wille (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • willa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • willen (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. will

verb. ['ˈwɪl, wəl'] decree or ordain.

Antonyms

  • recede

Etymology

  • wille (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • willa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • willen (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. will

verb. ['ˈwɪl, wəl'] determine by choice.

Synonyms

  • decide
  • determine

Antonyms

  • disable
  • be born
  • arrive

Etymology

  • wille (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • willa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • willen (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. will

verb. ['ˈwɪl, wəl'] leave or give by will after one's death.

Synonyms

  • devise
  • give
  • gift
  • leave behind
  • pass on
  • leave
  • fee-tail
  • remember
  • entail
  • bequeath
  • present

Antonyms

  • stay in place
  • enter
  • pull in
  • log in

Etymology

  • wille (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • willa (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • willen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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