What does willing mean?

Definitions for willing
ˈwɪl ɪŋwill·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. volition, willingadjective

    the act of making a choice

    "followed my father of my own volition"

  2. willingadjective

    disposed or inclined toward

    "a willing participant"; "willing helpers"

  3. uncoerced, unforced, willingadjective

    not brought about by coercion or force

    "the confession was uncoerced"

Wiktionary

  1. willingnoun

    The execution of a will.

    Etymology: * willende, present participle of *

  2. willingadjective

    Ready to do something that is not (can't be expected as) a matter of course.

    If my boyfriend isn't willing to change his drinking habits, I will split up with him.

    Etymology: * willende, present participle of *

Webster Dictionary

  1. Willing

    of Will

    Etymology: [From Will, v. t.]

  2. Willingverb

    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

    Etymology: [From Will, v. t.]

  3. Willingverb

    received of choice, or without reluctance; submitted to voluntarily; chosen; desired

    Etymology: [From Will, v. t.]

  4. Willingverb

    spontaneous; self-moved

    Etymology: [From Will, v. t.]

Freebase

  1. Willing

    Willing is a town in Allegany County, New York, United States. The population was 1,228 at the 2010 census. The Town of Willing is on the southern border of the county, south of the Village of Wellsville.

Editors Contribution

  1. willing

    To make a choice.

    They were willing to change their wedding format and change the day, reduce the amount of food and increase the number of guests for a buffet.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 26, 2020  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'willing' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2687

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'willing' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2273

  3. Adjectives Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'willing' in Adjectives Frequency: #345

How to pronounce willing?

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    Daniel
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of willing in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of willing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of willing in a Sentence

  1. Home Affairs Commissioner Dimitris Avramopoulos:

    We are willing to go further, europe needs to manage migration better, in all aspects.

  2. Keita Higano:

    At the moment, no one seems willing to lend at negative rates... The BOJ decided to introduce negative rates so suddenly without giving banks time to prepare for them.

  3. Hua Zile:

    I feel totally surprised and touched, seven years ago, not that many people were willing to make their voices heard this way.

  4. Jack Landskroner:

    I think that we need better transparency. I think, when there's prior incidents, it should be disclosed so families can make a decision whether they're willing to store what is sacred to them in the hospital that may have had a history of problems.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A person who has been telling to the people merely that what they are willing to hear to fulfill their selfishness and forgive their committed sin is indeed not motivating but misleading them only.

Images & Illustrations of willing

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