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 of willing amenable, disposed, fain, game, glad, inclined, minded, ready Words Related to willing predisposed, prone; accommodating, agreeable, compliant, cooperative, obedient, obliging, submissive; favorable, receptive; prepared, prompt, quick, responsive, swift; desirous, eager, enthused, enthusiastic, excited Near Antonyms of willing averse, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctant, reticent Antonyms of willing 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 of willing alacritous, alert, expeditious, prompt, ready, quickWords Related to willing 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 of willing 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 of willing freewill, self-imposed, uncoerced, unforced, volitional, volunteer, voluntaryWords Related to willing discretionary, elective, optional; impulsive, instinctive, spontaneous, unpremeditated; conscious, deliberate, intentional, knowing, willful (or wilful)Near Antonyms of willing compulsory, enforced, mandatory, necessary, nonelective, obligatory, ordered, requiredAntonyms of willing coerced, compelled, forced, involuntary, nonvoluntary, unwilled, will-less

Synonym Discussion of willing

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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