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synonyms for willfully

  • after consideration
  • by design
  • calculatingly
  • consciously
  • deliberately
  • designed
  • freely
  • in cold blood
  • intentionally
  • knowingly
  • of one's own free will
  • premeditatedly
  • premeditatively
  • purposefully
  • purposely
  • purposively
  • voluntarily
  • with eyes wide open
  • with full intent
  • wittingly
  • expressly
  • deliberately
  • knowingly
  • designedly
  • advisedly
  • on purpose
  • consciously
  • explicitly
  • by design
  • calculatedly
  • prepensely
  • purposedly
  • with intent
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How to use willfully in a sentence

It’s easy to unwittingly punish characters for their queerness or promiscuity, rather than dramatize the horrible randomness of an epidemic compounded by the bigotry and willful ignorance of straight society.
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It’s hard not to feel like the forgetting is willful, and willful forgetting only creates more distrust.
HOW THE CIA’S FAKE VACCINE PROGRAM IN PAKISTAN HELPED FUEL THE ANTI-VAX MOVEMENTHALA IQBALFEBRUARY 1, 2021VOX
Where one moment symbolized hunger for the right to a full and free vote—the other was a willful denial of a fair election won in part thanks to grassroots efforts at expanding voter rights.
WHY YOU CAN’T COMPARE THE STORMING OF THE US CAPITOL AND HONG KONG’S LEGISLATURETRIPTI LAHIRIJANUARY 7, 2021QUARTZ
Hunt said he didn’t think TOSHA could have proven that the 2016 and 2019 incidents were similar enough to sustain a willful violation with the information the agency had available.
A TEMP WORKER DIED ON THE JOB AFTER FEDEX DIDN’T FIX A KNOWN HAZARD. THE FINE: $7,000.BY WENDI C. THOMAS, MLK50: JUSTICE THROUGH JOURNALISMDECEMBER 23, 2020PROPUBLICA
Even now, his shockingly soulless and willful spreading of misinformation continues as the death toll mounts.
300,000 AND COUNTING…TROY MASTERSDECEMBER 21, 2020WASHINGTON BLADE
But the being who willfully creates pain and evil cannot be benevolent.
THE NECESSITY OF ATHEISMDR. D.M. BROOKS
Thus the law holds him guilty who willfully breaks a contract entered into in good faith by all the parties to it.
BLACK AND WHITETIMOTHY THOMAS FORTUNE
No taint of false sentiment, of sorrow willfully indulged, marred these memories.
THE BOOK OF SUSANLEE WILSON DODD
She looked down into the black abyss from which she had willfully turned away her eyes, and saw that it was fathomless.
THE SQUIRREL-CAGEDOROTHY CANFIELD
Both the lessons of history and the tendency of the times are willfully and incessantly ignored.
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WORDS RELATED TO WILLFULLY

  • foolishly
  • heedlessly
  • impulsively
  • inconsiderately
  • obtusely
  • passionately
  • purblindly
  • recklessly
  • regardlessly
  • senselessly
  • thoughtlessly
  • tumultuously
  • unreasonably
  • unreasoningly
  • willfully
  • without rhyme or reason
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.