Willing or wishing for everything; determining all things.

Mid 17th century. Originally from post-classical Latin omnivolent-, omnivolens from classical Latin omni- + volēns, present participle of velle to wish, want; compare classical Latin omnivolus.


Martin was not omnipotent, so he settled for being omnivolent. Of course, lacking power, he didn’t get his many wishes.


A wish, not the same as a goal. Too often they are seen as the same thing.
“I wish I had a million dollars” probably isn’t tied to a set of actions for the near and distant future which might actually lead to getting the money.
On the other hand, not everybody has serious goals.

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