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willing (adj.)

early 14c., present-participle adjective from will (v.1). Old English had -willendliche in compounds. Related: Willingly; willingness.

updated on April 06, 2014

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Definitions of willing from WordNet
1
willing (adj.)
disposed or inclined toward;
willing helpers
a willing participant
willing (adj.)
not brought about by coercion or force;
Synonyms: uncoerced / unforced
2
willing (n.)
the act of making a choice;
Synonyms: volition
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