Definitions for: Willing

[n] the act of making a choice; "followed my father of my own volition"
[adj] disposed or willing to comply; "someone amenable to persuasion"; "the spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak"- Matthew 26:41
[adj] not brought about by coercion or force; "the confession was uncoerced"
[adj] disposed or inclined toward; "a willing participant"; "willing helpers"

Webster (1913) Definition: Will"ing, a. [From Will, v. t.]
1. 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.

Felix, willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left
Paul bound. --Acts xxiv.

With wearied wings and willing feet. --Milton.

[Fruit] shaken in August from the willing boughs.

2. Received of choice, or without reluctance; submitted to
voluntarily; chosen; desired.

[They] are held, with his melodious harmony, In
willing chains and sweet captivity. --Milton.

3. Spontaneous; self-moved. [R.]

No spouts of blood run willing from a tree.

Synonyms: amenable, compliant, consenting, disposed(p), fain, glad, inclined(p), lief(p), prepared, ready, uncoerced, unforced, volition, volitional, voluntary, willing and able

Antonyms: unwilling

See Also: choice, intention, option, pick, selection

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