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Synonyms for willing
ˈwɪl ɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. volition, willing(adj)

    the act of making a choice

    "followed my father of my own volition"

    will, volition

    loth, unwilled, nonvoluntary, unintentional, unwilling, loath, reluctant, involuntary, grudging, unvoluntary

  2. willing(adj)

    disposed or inclined toward

    "a willing participant"; "willing helpers"

    unforced, uncoerced

    grudging, unvoluntary, reluctant, unwilled, unintentional, involuntary, loth, loath, unwilling, nonvoluntary

  3. uncoerced, unforced, willing(adj)

    not brought about by coercion or force

    "the confession was uncoerced"

    unstrained, unforced, uncoerced

    reluctant, loath, unintentional, nonvoluntary, loth, unwilling, involuntary, grudging, unvoluntary, unwilled


  1. willing(adjective)

    agreeing, voluntary, consenting, agreeable

  2. willing(adjective)

    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.

    consenting, agreeable, voluntary, agreeing

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. willing

    That is spontaneous which is freely done, with no external compulsion and, in human actions, without special premeditation or distinct determination of the will; that is voluntary which is freely done with distinct act of will; that is involuntary which is independent of the will, and perhaps in opposition to it; a willing act is not only in accordance with will, but with desire. Thus voluntary and involuntary, which are antonyms of each other, are both partial synonyms of spontaneous. We speak of spontaneous generation, spontaneous combustion, spontaneous sympathy, an involuntary start, an unbidden tear, voluntary agreement, willing submission. A babe's smile in answer to that of its mother is spontaneous; the smile of a pouting child wheedled into good humor is involuntary. In physiology the action of the heart and lungs is called involuntary; the growth of the hair and nails is spontaneous; the action of swallowing is voluntary up to a certain point, beyond which it becomes involuntary or automatic. In the fullest sense of that which is not only without the will but distinctly in opposition to it, or compulsory, involuntary becomes an antonym, not only of voluntary but of spontaneous; as, involuntary servitude. A spontaneous outburst of applause is of necessity an act of volition, but so completely dependent on sympathetic impulse that it would seem frigid to call it voluntary, while to call it involuntary would imply some previous purpose or inclination not to applaud.

    automatic, free, impulsive, instinctive, involuntary, spontaneous, unbidden, voluntary

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. willing

    ready, voluntary, disposed, desirous, inclined

    unwilling, disinclined

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. willing(a.)

    inclined, disposed, desirous, minded, ready, of a mind, nothing loath, not averse

  2. willing(n.)


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. willing(a)

    disposed, voluntary, desirous

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    ready, prepared, loans, disposed, keen, inclined, eager, desirous, lending, loan, unwilling

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How to use willing in a sentence?

  1. John Jackson:

    We are not willing to change our policies, there is a very intentional attempt to marginalize those who don’t accept the notions of sexual orientation and gender identity as the government has framed them.

  2. Khadi Osman:

    We're not looking for the final or anything but we're hoping good luck – good play, a good match. It's something big to us. We will pray for our team to win, God willing.

  3. Paul Molinaro:

    On commercial aircraft, we are always willing to take more offers. We appeal constantly for more offers of assets, or extremely discounted air cargo.

  4. John Stuart Mill:

    War is an ugly thing, but not the ugliest of things. The decayed and degraded state of moral and patriotic feeling which thinks that nothing is worth war is much worse. The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight, nothing which is more important than his own personal safety, is a miserable creature and has no chance of being free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.

  5. Javier Canetellops:

    Sure enough, God willing, she was right there, unbelievable.

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