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willing

[ wil-ing ]
/ ˈwɪl ɪŋ /
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adjective

disposed or consenting; inclined: willing to go along.
cheerfully consenting or ready: a willing worker.
done, given, borne, used, etc., with cheerful readiness.

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Origin of willing

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

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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
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Idioms and Phrases with willing

willing

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

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