Meaning of willed in English:



  • 1in combination Having a specified level of determination.

    ‘a free-willed female’
    ‘she is good-willed, not selfish’
    ‘they proved themselves to be steely-willed’
    • ‘She is a strong-willed, independent-minded lady who, like Casanova, has a secret she has yet to reveal.’
    • ‘He is a weak-willed, manipulative narcissus.’
    • ‘He is the strongest-willed player who would eventually rescue the rest of the surviving team.’
    • ‘Her bright dramatic soprano held the audience spellbound and her fierce, iron-willed portrayal dominated the second half of the evening.’
    • ‘Employees are usually "low willed" and "low skilled" or "low willed" and "high skilled".’
    1. 1.1(of an action or feeling) deliberate.
      ‘a willed, hugely courageous act’
      ‘a willed and wary indifference’
      • ‘He did dream therapy - which seemed to consist chiefly of willed sexual fantasies.’
      • ‘As such, in general lexicons the concept has the attributes of a power-play, oriented to the accomplishment of willed ends, albeit in the limited bounds of conversational interaction and behavior.’
      • ‘The larky, willed optimism of the book is revealed, too, by the action: the hero "goes through everything and undergoes nothing."’
      • ‘Visitors are also quickly drawn into the labyrinth of willed amnesia through interactive displays.’
      • ‘In his stunning study of the visual representation of slavery, he argues that "the act of ignoring conforms to a state of willed blindness."’
  • 2Bequeathed in a will.

    ‘willed property’
    • ‘The willed third of the property cannot cover all the mentioned beneficiaries.’
    • ‘There were the proceeds from the sale of the willed property.’
    • ‘He has to live in the willed property until it sells.’
    • ‘Often the willed possessions are humble and domestic items.’
    • ‘There is a basic description of the willed items.’