- The definition of willing is ready or prepared to do something or to do something voluntarily.
An example of a willing person is someone who always lends a hand to struggling people.
- favorably disposed or consenting (to do something specified or implied)
- acting, giving, etc. readily and cheerfully
- done, given, etc. readily or gladly; voluntary
Origin: Middle English from Old English willung from willian, to will, verb
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- Disposed or inclined; prepared: I am willing to overlook your mistakes.
- Acting or ready to act gladly; eagerly compliant: “The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” (Matthew 26:41).
- Done, given, accepted, or borne voluntarily or ungrudgingly. See Synonyms at voluntary.
- Of or relating to exercise of the will; volitional.
- willˈing·ly adverb
- willˈing·ness noun