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 ?
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.
With the highest admiration for Poe's genius, and a willingness to let it alone for more than ordinary irregularity, we were led by common report to expect a very capricious attention to his duties, and occasionally a scene of violence and difficulty.
He is next to Tolstoy in his willingness to give himself for his kind; if he would rather give himself in fighting than in suffering wrong, I do not know that his self-sacrifice is less in degree.
The vicomte bowed and smiled courteously in token of his willingness to comply.
He fairly outstripped himself in willingness and civility; he was all smiles to everyone.
Each felt satisfied with the other's pos- session of it, but each felt bound to declare, by an offer to carry the emblem, his willingness to further risk himself.
Gardiner declared his willingness, and Elizabeth was applied to for her approbation.
This they instantly and peremptorily refused to do, declaring that they would not leave their parents; but expressed a willingness to comply with the order, provided they were permitted to embark with their families.
This affectionate willingness to fall in with his own plans quite won the old man's heart.
Whatsoever is above these is too much; and proceedeth either of glory, and willingness to speak, or of impatience to hear, or of shortness of memory, or of want of a staid and equal attention.
Men are often glad to die for an ideal--an ideal of patriotism, perhaps," I replied; "and a willingness to martyr themselves includes a willingness to sacrifice others, even those who love them.
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.