Dictionary.com

willing

[ wil-ing ]
/ ˈwɪl ɪŋ /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: willing / willingly / willingness on Thesaurus.com

adjective
disposed or consenting; inclined: willing to go along.
cheerfully consenting or ready: a willing worker.
done, given, borne, used, etc., with cheerful readiness.
QUIZ
SHALL WE PLAY A "SHALL" VS. "SHOULD" CHALLENGE?
Should you take this quiz on “shall” versus “should”? It should prove to be a quick challenge!
Question 1 of 6
Which form is commonly used with other verbs to express intention?

Origin of willing

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English; see will2, -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM willing

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use willing in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for willing

willing
/ (ˈwɪlɪŋ) /

adjective
favourably disposed or inclined; ready
cheerfully or eagerly compliant
done, given, accepted, etc, freely or voluntarily

Derived forms of willing

willingly, adverbwillingness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Other Idioms and Phrases with willing

willing

see ready, willing, and able; spirit is willing but the flesh is weak.

The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.
FEEDBACK