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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"

    Synonyms:
    will, volition

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

  2. willing(adj)

    disposed or inclined toward

    "a willing participant"; "willing helpers"

    Synonyms:
    unforced, uncoerced

    Antonyms:
    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"

    Synonyms:
    unstrained, unforced, uncoerced

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

Wiktionary

  1. willing(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    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.

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. willing

    Synonyms:
    ready, voluntary, disposed, desirous, inclined

    Antonyms:
    unwilling, disinclined

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. willing(a.)

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

  2. willing(n.)

    Synonyms:
    volition

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. willing(a)

    Synonyms:
    disposed, voluntary, desirous

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How to use willing in a sentence?

  1. John Kerry:

    What I have done is tried to elicit from him what Iran might be willing to do in order to change the dynamic in the Middle East for the better.

  2. Steven Schlozman:

    We don't know whether it's something that kids take in stride or whether this has a lasting impact that makes them less willing to take the kinds of healthy risks that we want children to take for the purposes of their development.

  3. Admiral Haakon Bruun-Hanssen:

    Our neighbour in the east has built up its military capacity, also in areas close to us, they have shown that they are willing to use military force to achieve political ambitions.

  4. John Sherman:

    People are willing to extend credit, even if it's at slightly higher yields or wider spreads, to good companies.

  5. Juan Guaido:

    I want to see how many military officers are willing to commit crimes against humanity by not allowing the lives of the most vulnerable to be saved, 250,000 to 300,000 are at risk of dying if they do not receive immediate attention.

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