Translation of willful in Spanish:

willful

intencionado, adj.

(British wilful)

Pronunciation /ˈwɪlfəl//ˈwɪlfʊl//ˈwɪlf(ə)l/

adjective

  • 1

    (deliberate)
    (misconduct/neglect) intencionado
    (neglect/misconduct) deliberado
    (damage) causado con premeditación
    • Even when others act where you have not done so, you continue with your willful neglect in the face of crisis and misery.
    • They must now prepare for a criminal trial within months, long after they were charged with wilful neglect in public office.
    • As the article pointed out, a pet was ‘murdered,’ killed by wilful and deliberate action.
    • But he is given immunity for the deliberate, wilful telling of a falsehood.
    • Secondly, the party disobeying the contempt order must do so in a deliberate and willful fashion in order to satisfy the criminal nature of the contempt proceedings.
    • He also criticised the failure of the Government to give full effect to the Children's Act 2001 which deals with willful neglect by parents.
    • One cannot justify the willful and callous act of deliberately choosing to remove the shells of conscious crabs and allowing the animals to writhe in a hot pan, cooking them to death as they struggle.
    • This is a financial scandal of the highest order - a wilful, calculated and entirely deliberate squandering of other people's money.
    • Well, clearly, to be murder in the first degree in California, it has to be willful, deliberate or premeditated.
    • We control universal processes, as a willful act of mankind, through these discoveries.
    • They depict revolutions as willful acts of rebellion that inevitably produce terrible results because of the evil inherent in the very idea of revolution.
    • In Brian's life, there was no unbelief or willful rebellion or willful acts of disobedience.
    • There is no greater betrayal than to impoverish a generation yet unborn by willful acts of amnesia.
    • Well, I am not the sort of person to encourage illegal activity, but in the face of such wilful neglect and destructiveness, flying pickets would not seem out of place.
    • It means wilful act or omission, negligent act or omission, or malicious act or omission.
    • This willful act was in direct violation of Article 5 of the United Nations Convention on children.
    • Is there a danger of much being lost or obscured from either willful or unintentional neglect?
    • She was found not guilty of a third charge of wilful neglect.
    • She stated that the unauthorized access of the voicemail system was willful and intentional.
    • Several were notorious for their willful neglect of logistic matters.
  • 2

    (obstinate)
    (person) terco
    (person) testarudo
    (person) obstinado
    (behavior) obstinado
    • They can also be willful, arrogant and stubborn.
    • Stubborn, willful, bold and determined, natives born into this combination all take themselves and their actions very seriously.
    • ‘I was determined, wilful, quietly making my own decisions and forging my own path,’ she says.
    • As the younger became more wilful and wayward, making the most of her privileged status, the elder became more withdrawn, worried about her destiny.
    • It seems his muse, once so pliable, has become perverse and wilful: I commiserate.
    • The newly married couple was very happy, although many people warned the kindly man about the willful and headstrong nature of his new step-daughter.
    • I laughed at loud at her stubborn and willful spirit.
    • For years they give you not a jot of trouble, then, wham, they turn into wilful risk-takers who fall in love with little regard for the consequences.
    • First there is the murder of one of the police deputies and then, even more alarmingly, the arrival of her willful and wayward daughter.
    • Stubbornly self-righteous and willful, Higgins demonstrates his ideals in his brazen disregard for the Victorian rules of conduct.
    • All describe Scorpio as intense, wilful and determined, yet most of our Scorpios are classed as Librans by the siderealists!
    • Is it her willful, contrary nature that comes out?
    • He is willful and greatly determined, stubborn and close-minded, but a born leader.
    • Alice had been willful and headstrong practically from birth.
    • We can take the Middle Path and preserve our freedom without acting like stubborn and willful children every time we are asked to obey the rules.
    • Stubborn and willful were among the many words that described the beautiful woman in front of him.
    • Here's the advice that helped me raise two willful and determined kids into delightful and productive adults.
    • It is the child of a restaurant (rather than an outlet of a company) and is thus wilful, original and headstrong as well as undeniably related.
    • Dash is willful and disobedient because he's bored - he wants to use his super-speed to excel in sports.
    • She's willful, quiet, and stubborn, but, above all, passionate.