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WILLING

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does willing mean? 

WILLING (noun)
  The noun WILLING has 1 sense:

1. the act of making a choice

  Familiarity information: WILLING used as a noun is very rare.


WILLING (adjective)
  The adjective WILLING has 2 senses:

1. disposed or inclined toward
2. not brought about by coercion or force

  Familiarity information: WILLING used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WILLING (noun)


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Meaning:

The act of making a choice

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

willing; volition

Context example:

followed my father of my own volition

Hypernyms ("willing" is a kind of...):

choice; option; pick; selection (the act of choosing or selecting)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "willing"):

intention (an act of intending; a volition that you intend to carry out)


WILLING (adjective)


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Meaning:

Disposed or inclined toward

Context examples:

a willing participant / willing helpers

Similar:

volitional (with deliberate intention)

ready (mentally disposed)

glad; happy (eagerly disposed to act or to be of service)

disposed; fain; inclined; prepared (having made preparations)

consenting (having given consent)

willing and able (not reluctant)

Also:

ready (completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress)

inclined ((often followed by 'to') having a preference, disposition, or tendency)

compliant (disposed or willing to comply)

voluntary (of your own free will or design; not forced or compelled)

Attribute:

disposition; temperament (your usual mood)

Antonym:

unwilling (not disposed or inclined toward)


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Meaning:

Not brought about by coercion or force

Synonyms:

uncoerced; unforced; willing

Context example:

the confession was uncoerced

Similar:

voluntary (of your own free will or design; not forced or compelled)


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