Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

Thesaurus

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




Learn More about willing


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up willing? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to depart quickly

Get Word of the Day daily email!