/ˈwɪlɪŋ / (say 'wiling)

1. disposed or consenting (without being particularly desirous): willing to take what one can get.
2. cheerfully consenting or ready: a willing worker.
3. done, given, borne, used, etc., with cheerful readiness.
4. Colloquial inclined to overcharge or make excessive demands: that salesperson is a bit willing.
5. Colloquial of or relating to a situation in which such excessive demands are made: that's a bit willing.
6. Colloquial (of a contest, competition, etc.) fiercely fought: the match was a willing go.
7. Colloquial (of a contestant) fierce; aggressive.
{will2 + -ing2}
willingly, adverb
willingness, noun

Australian English dictionary. 2014.


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