Search Result for "willy-nilly":
1. in a random manner;
- Example: "the houses were randomly scattered"
- Example: "bullets were fired into the crowd at random"
[syn: randomly, indiscriminately, haphazardly, willy-nilly, arbitrarily, at random, every which way]
2. without having a choice;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Nill \Nill\, v. i. To be unwilling; to refuse to act. [1913 Webster] The actions of the will are "velle" and "nolle," to will and nill. --Burton. [1913 Webster] Will he, nill he, whether he wills it or not; usually contracted to willy-nilly. [1913 Webster]