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English adjective: willing

1. willing disposed or inclined toward

SamplesA willing participant.
Willing helpers.

Similarconsenting, disposed, fain, glad, happy, inclined, prepared, ready, volitional, willing and able

See alsocompliant, inclined, ready, voluntary

Attributedisposition, temperament


2. willing not brought about by coercion or force

SamplesThe confession was uncoerced.

Synonymsuncoerced, unforced


Antonymsinvoluntary, nonvoluntary, unvoluntary

English noun: willing

1. willing (act) the act of making a choice

SamplesFollowed my father of my own volition.


Broader (hypernym)choice, option, pick, selection

Narrower (hyponym)intention

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