well-willing

adjective

Definition of well-willing

archaic
: favorably or kindly disposed : benevolent, loyal ruggedly faithful and well-willing to their friends— R. L. Stevenson

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First Known Use of well-willing

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for well-willing

Middle English

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“Well-willing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/well-willing. Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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