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Definition of "willing" []

  • Disposed or inclined; prepared: I am willing to overlook your mistakes. (adjective)
  • Acting or ready to act gladly; eagerly compliant: "The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” ( Matthew 26:41). (adjective)
  • Done, given, accepted, or borne voluntarily or ungrudgingly. See Synonyms at voluntary. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to exercise of the will; volitional. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "willing" in a sentence
  • "Coalition of the willing has become a joke: The “coalition of the willing” has become the butt of jokes rather than serious criticism."
  • "It doesn’t matter what Sen. Arlen Specter says, he is still just a scared old man, willing to postulate himself before the alter of the neo-con crazies, to keep his status, money and power..willing to commit treasonous acts against his own country for the almighty dollar and comfort in his doting, slavering old hell with the grandchildren…"
  • "It just took some time to find a label willing to take the risk to sign a French band singing in English."