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willing

[[t]wɪ̱lɪŋ[/t]]
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1) ADJ-GRADED: v-link ADJ to-inf If someone is willing to do something, they are fairly happy about doing it and will do it if they are asked or required to do it.

The military now say they're willing to hold talks with the political parties...

There are, of course, questions which she will not be willing to answer.

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willingness N-UNCOUNT

I had to prove my willingness to work hard and accept the university's authority.

2) ADJ-GRADED: usu ADJ n Willing is used to describe someone who does something fairly enthusiastically and because they want to do it rather than because they are forced to do it.

Have the party on a Saturday, when you can get your partner and other willing adults to help...

Although he had had no formal engineering training he was a natural and willing pupil.

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unwilling, reluctant
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willingly ADV-GRADED ADV with v

Most companies willingly correct what went wrong or, if that is impossible, explain why the situation occurred.

willingness N-UNCOUNT

Self-discipline, willingness, enthusiasm, that's what you must depend on.

3) God willingsee god

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • Willing — Will ing, a. [From {Will}, v. t.] [1913 Webster] 1. Free to do or to grant; having the mind inclined; not opposed in mind; not choosing to refuse; disposed; not averse; desirous; consenting; complying; ready. [1913 Webster] Felix, willing to show …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • willing — I (desirous) adjective assenting, disposed, eager, earnest, enthusiastic, partial to, ready, volitional, zealous II (not averse) adjective acquiescent, agreeable, amenable, compliant, content, consenting, fain, favorably inclined, favorable,… …   Law dictionary

  • willing — O.E. willendliche; see WILL (Cf. will) (v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • willing — *voluntary, intentional, deliberate, willful Analogous words: prone, open (see LIABLE): inclined, predisposed, disposed (see INCLINE vb) Antonyms: unwilling Contrasted words: reluctant, loath, *disinclined, indisposed, averse …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • willing — [adj] agreeable, ready accommodating, active, amenable, cheerful, compliant, consenting, content, deliberate, desirous, disposed, eager, energetic, enthusiastic, fair, favorable, feeling, forward, game, go along with, happy, in accord with,… …   New thesaurus

  • willing — ► ADJECTIVE 1) ready, eager, or prepared to do something. 2) given or done readily. DERIVATIVES willingly adverb willingness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • willing — [wil′iŋ] adj. [ME < OE willung < willian, to WILL1, v.] 1. favorably disposed or consenting (to do something specified or implied) 2. acting, giving, etc. readily and cheerfully 3. done, given, etc. readily or gladly; voluntary willingly… …   English World dictionary

  • willing — adj. VERBS ▪ appear, be, prove, seem ▪ They appear willing to talk to us. ▪ find sb ▪ She finally find someone willing to lend her some money …   Collocations dictionary

  • willing — will|ing W3S2 [ˈwılıŋ] adj 1.) [not before noun] prepared to do something, or having no reason to not want to do it willing to do sth ▪ How much are they willing to pay? quite/perfectly willing ▪ I told them I was perfectly willing to help. 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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