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    Whether it was a family quarrel or a disagreement at work, Raelynn was truly a master
    negotiator—able to see both sides of the argument. But she could also be stubborn and willful, like a dog with a bone, not giving up but not listening either.

    Does "willful" here mean "disobedient"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
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    Whether it was a family quarrel or a disagreement at work, Raelynn was truly a master
    negotiator—able to see both sides of the argument. But she could also be stubborn and willful, like a dog with a bone, not giving up but not listening either.

    Does "willful" here mean "disobedient"?
    Willful | Define Willful at Dictionary.com

    No, it means what the dictionary says. Definition 2, especially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GUEST2008 View Post
    Hi

    Whether it was a family quarrel or a disagreement at work, Raelynn was truly a master
    negotiator—able to see both sides of the argument. But she could also be stubborn and willful, like a dog with a bone, not giving up but not listening either.

    Does "willful" here mean "disobedient"?
    It generally means to be determined to do what she wants. In this context, whether that means being disobedient or not is impossible to tell.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 22-Jan-2013 at 18:05.
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