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willing

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of willing

  1. 1 having a desire or inclination (as for a specified course of action) <I'm a little confused, but perfectly willing to do as you ask> Synonyms amenable, disposed, fain, game, glad, inclined, minded, ready Related Words predisposed, prone; accommodating, agreeable, compliant, cooperative, obedient, obliging, submissive; favorable, receptive; prepared, prompt, quick, responsive, swift; desirous, eager, enthused, enthusiastic, excited Near Antonyms averse, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctant, reticent Antonyms disinclined, unamenable, unwilling

  2. 2 having or showing the ability to respond without delay or hesitation <she's always lent a willing hand whenever a neighbor needed help or a friend a favor> Synonyms alacritous, alert, expeditious, prompt, ready, quickRelated Words receptive, responsive; immediate, instant, instantaneous, summary; breakneck, breathless, brisk, fast, fleet, fleet-footed, hit-and-run, lightning, rapid, rapid-fire, rattling, snappy, speedy, swift, whirlwind; eager, keen, sharp; apt, clever, quick, quick-witted, ready-witted, sharp-witted, smartNear Antonyms unresponsive; crawling, creeping, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, lagging, lazy, lazyish, leisurely, logy (also loggy), poking, poky (or pokey), slothful, slow, slowish, sluggish, tardy, unhurried; dormant, idle, inactive, inert

  3. 3 done, made, or given with one's own free will <a willing sacrifice of her limited free time for a good cause> Synonyms freewill, self-imposed, uncoerced, unforced, volitional, volunteer, voluntaryRelated Words discretionary, elective, optional; impulsive, instinctive, spontaneous, unpremeditated; conscious, deliberate, intentional, knowing, willful (or wilful)Near Antonyms compulsory, enforced, mandatory, necessary, nonelective, obligatory, ordered, requiredAntonyms coerced, compelled, forced, involuntary, nonvoluntary, unwilled, will-less




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