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"Willful" is an adjective which is often translated as "testarudo", and "wanton" is an adjective which is often translated as "sin sentido". Learn more about the difference between "willful" and "wanton" below.
willful
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (stubborn)
a. testarudo
That willful woman never listens to me!¡Esa mujer testaruda nunca me hace caso!
b. terco
The young conductor was willful and proud, but no one could deny his talent.El joven director de orquesta era terco y orgulloso, pero nadie podía negar su talento.
c. obstinado
Halfway up the hill, the willful mule stopped and refused to take another step.A mitad de la cuesta, la obstinada mula se detuvo y se negó a dar un paso más.
d. tozudo
Laura's willful son told her he wouldn't come down from the tree until she gave him his toys back.El tozudo hijo de Laura le dijo que no bajaría del árbol hasta que le devolviera sus juguetes.
2. (intentional)
a. intencionado
Adam was growing tired of Ben's willful disregard for the rules.Adam se estaba cansando de la intencionada indiferencia de Ben hacia las reglas.
b. deliberado
The company's willful negligence caused irreparable damage to the environment.La deliberada negligencia de la empresa causó un daño irreparable al medioambiente.
c. premeditado
It remains to be seen whether the death will be considered an act of willful murder.Está por ver si la muerte será considerada un acto de asesinato premeditado.
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wanton
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (gratuitous)
a. sin sentido
The perpetrators of these wanton acts of violence will be brought to justice.Los responsables de estos actos de violencia sin sentido serán llevados ante la justicia.
We must stop this wanton destruction of our national heritage.Debemos poner fin a esta destrucción sin sentido del patrimonio nacional.
b. gratuito
There have been reports of wanton violence against civilians during the invasion.Llegaron noticias de violencia gratuita contra civiles durante la invasión.
c. displicente
The parlous state of the building is a direct result of the city council's wanton neglect.El estado lamentable del edificio es resultado directo de la displicente negligencia del ayuntamiento.
2. (dissolute)
a. lascivo
He gave me such a wanton, come-hither look, I could hardly resist.Me lanzó una mirada tan lasciva e insinuante que apenas pude resistir.
b. libertino
She was criticized for her loose morals and wanton conduct.Se la criticó por su moralidad relajada y conducta libertina.
c. disipado
The book is a memoir of his wanton youth.El libro es una memoria de su juventud disipada.
3. (unrestrained)
a. desenfrenado
His philosophy seems to be the wanton pursuit of profit above all else.Parece que su filosofía es la búsqueda desenfrenada de ganancias sobre todo lo demás.
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