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self-will

[self-wil, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈwɪl, ˈsɛlf-/
noun
1.
stubborn or obstinate willfulness, as in pursuing one's own wishes, aims, etc.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English: one's own will, stubbornness; Old English: one's own will; see self, will2
Related forms
self-willed, adjective
self-willedly, adverb
self-willedness, noun
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self-will

noun
1.
stubborn adherence to one's own will, desires, etc, esp at the expense of others
Derived Forms
self-willed, adjective
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