willingness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.willingness - cheerful compliance; "he expressed his willingness to help"
disposition, temperament - your usual mood; "he has a happy disposition"
eagerness, readiness, zeal, forwardness - prompt willingness; "readiness to continue discussions"; "they showed no eagerness to spread the gospel"; "they disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority"; "he tried to explain his forwardness in battle"
receptiveness, receptivity, openness - willingness or readiness to receive (especially impressions or ideas); "he was testing the government's receptiveness to reform"; "this receptiveness is the key feature in oestral behavior, enabling natural mating to occur"; "their receptivity to the proposal"
wholeheartedness - undivided commitment or unreserved enthusiasm
involuntariness, unwillingness - the trait of being unwilling; "his unwillingness to cooperate vetoed every proposal I made"; "in spite of our warnings he plowed ahead with the involuntariness of an automaton"

willingness

Translations
إسْتِعْداد، رِضا
villighed
hajlandóság
fúsleiki
pripravljenost
razı/istekli olma

willingness

[ˈwɪlɪŋnɪs] Nbuena voluntad f, buena disposición f
I don't doubt his willingness, just his competenceno dudo de su buena voluntad or disposición, sólo de su capacidad
I had to prove my willingness to worktuve que probar mi buena disposición para trabajar
I was grateful for his willingness to helpagradecí su interés por ayudar

willingness

[ˈwɪlɪŋnɪs] nempressement m
They agreed with the greatest willingness → Ils ont accepté avec beaucoup d'empressement.
willingness to do sth (= readiness) → empressement à faire qch

willingness

n
(= readiness)Bereitschaft f; willingness to compromiseKompromissbereitschaft f; willingness to helpHilfsbereitschaft f; willingness to make concessionsKonzessionsbereitschaft f; willingness to negotiateVerhandlungsbereitschaft f; willingness to workArbeitswilligkeit f
(= enthusiasm)Bereitwilligkeit f

willingness

[ˈwɪlɪŋnɪs] ndisponibilità, buona volontà
I don't doubt her willingness → non metto in dubbio la sua buona volontà

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.
References in classic literature ?
I am his wife and shall remain his wife whether he comes back or not," she whispered to herself, and for all of her willingness to support herself could not have understood the growing modern idea of a woman's owning herself and giving and taking for her own ends in life.
He filled his match safe, but did not light his cigarette until he left her, after she had expressed her willingness to go to the races with him again.
The Indian smiled grimly, and extended one hand, in sign of a willingness to exchange, while, with the other, he flourished the babe over his head, holding it by the feet as if to enhance the value of the ransom.
Seeing me so determined, he expressed his willingness to ship me.
Divers negroes, in very free-and-easy pantaloons, and with no redundancy in the shirt line, were scuttling about, hither and thither, without bringing to pass any very particular results, except expressing a generic willingness to turn over everything in creation generally for the benefit of Mas'r and his guests.
Her husband was a grave looking young man of five or six and twenty, with an air of more fashion and sense than his wife, but of less willingness to please or be pleased.
Vanstone, expressed his willingness to take Frank under superintendence, on terms of the most favorable kind.
He fairly outstripped himself in willingness and civility; he was all smiles to everyone.
The latter nodded his head in token of his entire willingness to pay.
He desired that a woman should come to his arms with an attractive willingness, if not with ardour.
She remained nearly always in her second-floor chamber, shivering in her chair, or stretched languid and feeble on her bed, while her husband kept his daily watch at the door -- a duty he performed with so much the greater willingness, as it saved him the necessity of listening to the endless plaints and murmurs of his helpmate, who never saw him without breaking out into bitter invectives against fate; to all of which her husband would calmly return an unvarying reply, in these philosophic words: --
Here there is the greatest willingness, and where the willingness is great the difficulties cannot be great if you will only follow those men to whom I have directed your attention.