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willing

wil·ling

willing

 
 
pronunciation:
wI lIng
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: inclined or disposed; not objecting or resisting; ready.
The company wanted to buy the property for a new hotel, but the owners were not willing to sell.I'll tell her everything if she's finally willing to listen.He was perfectly willing to help, but he just wasn't able to.
synonyms:
disposed, prepared, ready
antonyms:
disinclined, indisposed, loath, unwilling
similar words:
agreeable, desirous, forward, game, glad, inclined, receptive, well-disposed
definition 2: ready to perform or join in gladly; cheerfully consenting.
The children are always willing helpers when their mother is baking cookies.
synonyms:
accommodating, agreeable, amenable, cheerful, compliant, obliging
antonyms:
grudging, reluctant, unenthusiastic
similar words:
consenting, cooperative, eager, favorable, forward, obedient
definition 3: performed, offered, or given in a compliant manner.
He is young, but his willing participation in the crime cannot be overlooked.Hers was a willing sacrifice.
synonyms:
freewill, voluntary
similar words:
volitive
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derivations: willingly (adv.), willingness (n.)