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will·ing

 (wĭl′ĭng)
adj.
1. Disposed or inclined; prepared: I am willing to overlook your mistakes.
2. Acting or ready to act gladly; eagerly compliant: a willing worker.
3. Done, given, or accepted voluntarily or ungrudgingly. See Synonyms at voluntary.

will′ing·ly adv.
will′ing·ness n.

willing

(ˈwɪlɪŋ)
adj
1. favourably disposed or inclined; ready
2. cheerfully or eagerly compliant
3. done, given, accepted, etc, freely or voluntarily
ˈwillingly adv
ˈwillingness n

will•ing

(ˈwɪl ɪŋ)

adj.
1. disposed or consenting; inclined: willing to go along.
2. cheerfully consenting or ready: a willing worker.
3. done, given, borne, used, etc., with cheerful readiness.
[1250–1300]
will′ing•ly, adv.
will′ing•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.willing - the act of making a choicewilling - the act of making a choice; "followed my father of my own volition"
selection, choice, option, pick - the act of choosing or selecting; "your choice of colors was unfortunate"; "you can take your pick"
intention - an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out; "my intention changed once I saw her"
Adj.1.willing - disposed or inclined toward; "a willing participant"; "willing helpers"
compliant - disposed or willing to comply; "children compliant with the parental will"
inclined - (often followed by `to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency; "wasn't inclined to believe the excuse"; "inclined to be moody"
ready - completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress; "get ready"; "she is ready to resign"; "the bridge is ready to collapse"; "I am ready to work"; "ready for action"; "ready for use"; "the soup will be ready in a minute"; "ready to learn to read"
voluntary - of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled; "man is a voluntary agent"; "participation was voluntary"; "voluntary manslaughter"; "voluntary generosity in times of disaster"; "voluntary social workers"; "a voluntary confession"
unwilling - not disposed or inclined toward; "an unwilling assistant"; "unwilling to face facts"
2.willing - not brought about by coercion or forcewilling - not brought about by coercion or force; "the confession was uncoerced"
voluntary - of your own free will or design; done by choice; not forced or compelled; "man is a voluntary agent"; "participation was voluntary"; "voluntary manslaughter"; "voluntary generosity in times of disaster"; "voluntary social workers"; "a voluntary confession"

willing

adjective
1. inclined, prepared, happy, pleased, content, in favour, consenting, disposed, favourable, agreeable, in the mood, compliant, amenable, desirous, so-minded, nothing loath There are some questions which they will not be willing to answer.
inclined reluctant, unwilling, averse, loath, not keen, disinclined, indisposed
2. ready, game (informal), eager, enthusiastic He had plenty of willing volunteers to help him clear up.
ready reluctant, unwilling, grudging, unenthusiastic

willing

adjective
1. Disposed to accept or agree:
Archaic: fain.
2. Of or relating to free exercise of the will:
Translations
راضٍ، مُسْتَعِدمُسْتَعِدّ
ochotný
villig
valmis johonkin
voljan
reiîubúinn; fús, viljugur
進んで・・・する
...하고 싶은 마음이 드는
voljan
villig
เต็มใจ
sẵn lòng

willing

[ˈwɪlɪŋ] ADJ
1. (= enthusiastic) [helper] → voluntarioso
she proved to be a willing helper in their campaigndemostró ser una ayudante voluntariosa en su campaña
there were plenty of willing handshabía mucha gente dispuesta a ayudar
he was a willing participant in the schemeparticipó en el programa por su propia voluntad
we're looking for a few willing volunteersestamos buscando unos cuantos voluntarios con buena disposición
his pronouncements found a willing audiencesus opiniones tuvieron una buena acogida
2. (= disposed) to be willing to do sthestar dispuesto a hacer algo
are you willing?¿estás dispuesto (a hacerlo)?
to show willingmostrarse dispuesto
see also god

willing

[ˈwɪlɪŋ]
adj
(= enthusiastic)
a class of willing students → une classe d'étudiants désireux d'apprendre
to be willing to do sth (= ready) → être prêt(e) à faire qch
She's not willing to answer that question
BUT Elle ne désire pas répondre à cette question.
n
to show willing → faire preuve de bonne volonté

willing

adj
(= prepared) to be willing to do somethingbereit or gewillt (geh)or willens (liter, old)sein, etw zu tun; God willingso Gott will; he was willing for me to take ites war ihm recht, dass ich es nahm; he was not willing for us to go/for this to be doneer war nicht gewillt, uns gehen zu lassen/das geschehen zu lassen; willing to compromisekompromissbereit; willing to helphilfsbereit; willing to make concessionskonzessionsbereit; willing to negotiateverhandlungsbereit; willing to payzahlungswillig or -bereit; willing to workarbeitswillig
(= ready to help, cheerfully ready) workers, helpersbereitwillig; prepared to lend a willing handgerne dazu bereit zu helfen
(= voluntary) sacrificewillentlich

willing

[ˈwɪlɪŋ]
1. adj
a. (obedience, help) → spontaneo/a; (helper, worker) → volenteroso/a
he's very willing → è pieno di buona volontà
there were plenty of willing hands → erano tutti disposti a dare una mano
b. to be willing (to do sth)essere disposto/a (a fare qc)
he wasn't very willing to help me → non aveva una gran voglia di aiutarmi
God willing → se Dio vuole
2. n to show willingmostrarsi disponibile

will

(wil) noun
1. the mental power by which one controls one's thought, actions and decisions. Do you believe in freedom of the will?
2. (control over) one's desire(s) or wish(es); determination. It was done against her will; He has no will of his own – he always does what the others want; Children often have strong wills; He has lost the will to live.
3. (a legal paper having written on it) a formal statement about what is to be done with one's belongings, body etc after one's death. Have you made a will yet?
verbshort forms I'll (ail) , you'll (juːl) , he'll (hiːl) , she'll (ʃiːl) , it'll (ˈitl) , we'll (wiːl) , they'll (ðeil) : negative short form won't (wount)
1. used to form future tenses of other verbs. We'll go at six o'clock tonight; Will you be here again next week?; Things will never be the same again; I will have finished the work by tomorrow evening.
2. used in requests or commands. Will you come into my office for a moment, please?; Will you please stop talking!
3. used to show willingness. I'll do that for you if you like; I won't do it!
4. used to state that something happens regularly, is quite normal etc. Accidents will happen.
ˈwilful adjective
1. obstinate.
2. intentional. wilful damage to property.
ˈwilfully adverb
ˈwilfulness noun
-willed
weak-willed / strong-willed people.
ˈwilling adjective
ready to agree (to do something). a willing helper; She's willing to help in any way she can.
ˈwillingly adverb
ˈwillingness noun
ˈwillpower noun
the determination to do something. I don't have the willpower to stop smoking.
at will
as, or when, one chooses.
with a will
eagerly and energetically. They set about (doing) their tasks with a will.

willing

مُسْتَعِدّ ochotný villig gewillt πρόθυμος deseoso, estar dispuesto valmis johonkin disposé voljan volenteroso 進んで・・・する ...하고 싶은 마음이 드는 bereid villig skłonny disposto желающий villig เต็มใจ istekli sẵn lòng 乐意的
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