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Meaning of WILLING

Pronunciation:  'wiling

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the act of making a choice; "followed my father of my own volition"
  2. [adj]  disposed or willing to comply; "someone amenable to persuasion"; "the spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak"- Matthew 26:41
  3. [adj]  not brought about by coercion or force; "the confession was uncoerced"
  4. [adj]  disposed or inclined toward; "a willing participant"; "willing helpers"
 

WILLING is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: amenable, compliant, consenting, disposed(p), fain, glad, inclined(p), lief(p), prepared, ready, uncoerced, unforced, volition, volitional, voluntary, willing and able
 
 Antonyms: unwilling
 
 See Also: choice, intention, option, pick, selection

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Will"ing\, a. [From {Will}, v. t.]
1. Free to do or to grant; having the mind inclined; not
   opposed in mind; not choosing to refuse; disposed; not
   averse; desirous; consenting; complying; ready.

         Felix, willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left
         Paul bound.                           --Acts xxiv.
                                               27.

         With wearied wings and willing feet.  --Milton.

         [Fruit] shaken in August from the willing boughs.
                                               --Bryant.

2. Received of choice, or without reluctance; submitted to
   voluntarily; chosen; desired.

         [They] are held, with his melodious harmony, In
         willing chains and sweet captivity.   --Milton.

3. Spontaneous; self-moved. [R.]

         No spouts of blood run willing from a tree.
                                               --Dryden.

 

 

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