American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Disposed or inclined; prepared: I am willing to overlook your mistakes.
- adj. Acting or ready to act gladly; eagerly compliant: "The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak” ( Matthew 26:41).
- adj. Done, given, accepted, or borne voluntarily or ungrudgingly. See Synonyms at voluntary.
- adj. Of or relating to exercise of the will; volitional.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Inclination; desire; intention.
- Favorably disposed; ready; inclined; desirous: as, willing to work; willing to depart.
- Voluntary; cheerfully given, granted, done, or borne: as, willing service; willing poverty.
- Characterized by promptness or readiness in action; free from reluctance, laziness, or slowness: willing horse; a willing hand.
- In harmony or accord; like-minded.
- Synonyms Minded.
- Spontaneous, etc. See voluntary.
- adj. Ready to do something that is not (can't be expected as) a matter of course.
- n. The execution of a will.
- v. present participle of will.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Free to do or to grant; having the mind inclined; not opposed in mind; not choosing to refuse; disposed; not averse; desirous; consenting; complying; ready.
- adj. Received of choice, or without reluctance; submitted to voluntarily; chosen; desired.
- adj. rare Spontaneous; self-moved.
- adj. disposed or inclined toward
- n. the act of making a choice
- adj. not brought about by coercion or force
“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 age..to 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.”
“Ed Stasium tried but couldn’t find a label willing to pick up the album.”
“Here, therefore, we feign a new act of the mind, which we call the willing an obligation; and on this we suppose the morality to depend.”
“Oh, and another disc of previously recorded (but never released) stuff that the band's looking to put out too, if it can find a home for it on a label willing to take the chance of releasing and distributing it.”
“To have a label willing to come alongside us and not define us is great!”
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“Part of the explanation for why they aren't so willing is just old-fashioned elitism.”
“A lucky few might find another major label willing to sign them, or they could end up renegotiating their contracts, but the vast majority are expected to either break up or retreat to an independent label.”
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w. iz da clst ting since 5th. Daz when Iwz intro. Den I dnt rly no 'bout it, but I'm learning every DAY.
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