willing


will·ing

adjective \ˈwi-liŋ\

: not refusing to do something

: quick to act or respond : doing something or ready to do something without being persuaded

: done, made, or given by choice

Full Definition of WILLING

1
:  inclined or favorably disposed in mind :  ready <willing and eager to help>
2
:  prompt to act or respond <lending a willing hand>
3
:  done, borne, or accepted by choice or without reluctance <a willing sacrifice>
4
:  of or relating to the will or power of choosing :  volitional
will·ing·ly \-liŋ-lē\ adverb
will·ing·ness noun

Examples of WILLING

  1. He was a willing participant in the crime.
  2. She's lending a willing hand.

First Known Use of WILLING

14th century

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