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Negative ConnotationPlay
Using 'wilful' suggests a negative judgment about someone's actions being intentional, often related to wrongdoings. SlideThe jury found him guilty of wilful misconduct.
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Legal ImplicationsPlay
In legal contexts, 'wilful' implies that an act was done with intention and can affect the severity of punishment. SlideThe wilful destruction of property is a serious offense.
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Emotional ImpactPlay
When someone's actions are described as 'wilful', it often triggers emotions like frustration or disapproval in others. SlideHis wilful ignorance of the issue infuriated the committee.