willing

[ wil-ing ]
/ ˈwɪl ɪŋ /

adjective

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

Origin of willing

1250–1300; Middle English. See will2, -ing2
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British Dictionary definitions for willingness

willing

/ (ˈwɪlɪŋ) /

adjective

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

Derived Formswillingly, adverbwillingness, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with willingness

willing

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


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