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willing

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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.
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2 having or showing the ability to respond without delay or hesitation
  • She's always lent a willing hand whenever a neighbor needed help.
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3 done, made, or given with one's own free will
  • a willing sacrifice of her limited free time for a good cause
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voluntary, intentional, deliberate, willing mean done or brought about of one's own will. voluntary implies freedom and spontaneity of choice or action without external compulsion.
    • a voluntary confession
intentional stresses an awareness of an end to be achieved.
    • the intentional concealment of vital information
deliberate implies full consciousness of the nature of one's act and its consequences.
    • deliberate acts of sabotage
willing implies a readiness and eagerness to accede to or anticipate the wishes of another.
    • willing obedience


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