Definition of willing adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɪlɪŋ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɪlɪŋ//
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  1. 1  [not usually before noun] willing (to do something) not objecting to doing something; having no reason for not doing something They keep a list of people (who are) willing to work nights. I'm perfectly willing to discuss the problem. Would you be willing to help me with my essay? Unemployment can be defined as the number of people who are willing and able to work, but who can not find jobs.
  2. 2  [usually before noun] ready or pleased to help and not needing to be persuaded; done or given in an enthusiastic way willing helpers/volunteers willing support She's very willing. Willing hands pulled him to safety. opposite unwilling See related entries: Happiness
  3. Extra examples He showed himself willing to take a risk. He’s quite willing to do the same for you. I’m more than willing to get involved. She finally find someone willing to lend her some money. She is always willing to help. They appear willing to talk to us. We’re ready and willing to do everything necessary to meet this challenge. people who are willing and able to work She’s very willing. willing helpers/​volunteers willing support/​consent
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