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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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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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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.
 
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