- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)II(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.self-control, will, firmness, drive, determination, resolve, strength, backbone, iron will, discipline, grit.ANT.: weakness, lack ofcontrolIII(Roget's Thesaurus II) (or will power) noun Unwavering firmness of character, action, or will: decidedness, decision, decisiveness, determination, firmness, purpose, purposefulness, resoluteness, resolution, resolve, toughness, will. See CERTAIN, STRONG.
English dictionary for students. 2013.
Look at other dictionaries:
Willpower — is the ability to exert one s will over one s actions.Willpower manifests as inner firmness, decisiveness, determination, resolution and persistence. It may also be related to: *Self control, the ability of a person to exert his/her will over the … Wikipedia
willpower — [wil′pou΄ər] n. strength of will, mind, or determination; self control * * * will·pow·er or will pow·er (wĭlʹpou ər) n. The strength of will to carry out one s decisions, wishes, or plans. * * * … Universalium
willpower — index strength Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
willpower — also will power, 1874, from WILL (Cf. will) (n.) + POWER (Cf. power) … Etymology dictionary
willpower — [n] personal determination discipline, drive, firmness, fixity, force, grit, resolution, resolve, self control, selfdiscipline, self government, self restraint, single mindedness, strength, will; concept 411 … New thesaurus
willpower — [wil′pou΄ər] n. strength of will, mind, or determination; self control … English World dictionary
willpower — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ sheer ▪ strong ▪ all sb s ▪ It took all his willpower to stay in and study. VERB + WILLPOWER ▪ hav … Collocations dictionary
willpower — n. 1) to demonstrate willpower 2) the willpower to + inf. (do you have the willpower to stick to the diet?) * * * to demonstrate willpower the willpower to + inf. (do you have the willpower to stick to the diet?) … Combinatory dictionary
willpower — [[t]wɪ̱lpaʊə(r)[/t]] also will power, will power N UNCOUNT Willpower is a very strong determination to do something. I know I ve got the willpower to do it... He came in for help after his attempts to stop smoking by willpower alone failed. Syn:… … English dictionary
willpower — will|pow|er [ˈwılˌpauə US ˌpaur] n [U] the ability to control your mind and body in order to achieve something that you want to do ▪ It took all his willpower to remain calm … Dictionary of contemporary English
willpower — will|pow|er [ wıl,paur ] noun uncount the ability to control your thoughts and behavior in order to achieve something: Are you sure you have the willpower you need to stick to the diet? … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English