- 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 of willingMiddle English ; from Old English willung ; from willian, to will, verb
- Disposed or inclined; prepared: I am willing to overlook your mistakes.
- Acting or ready to act gladly; eagerly compliant: a willing worker.
- Done, given, or accepted voluntarily or ungrudgingly. See Synonyms at voluntary.
(comparative more willing, superlative most willing)
- 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.
- (rare or obsolete) The execution of a will.
- Present participle of will.
- (adjective): Old English willende, present participle of *willan
- (noun): Old English willung, from willian