[ wil-ing-nis ]
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  1. consent or readiness to do something:The majority of the neighborhood’s older residents were employed, and younger people showed a willingness to work but often could not find jobs.

  2. an inclination or preference: We admire her willingness to stand up for what she believes.The country has shown no sign of willingness to make concessions.

Origin of willingness


Other words from willingness

  • o·ver·will·ing·ness, noun
  • pre·will·ing·ness, noun

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