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willingness

Roget category 602

5. Words relating to the voluntary powers
5.1. Volition in general
›› 5.1.1. Acts of volition

#602. Willingness

noun

willingness, voluntariness etc. adj. willing mind, heart.
disposition, inclination, leaning, animusframe of mind, humor, mood, veinbent etc. (turn of mind) 820penchant etc. (desire) 865aptitude etc. 698.
docility, dociblenesspersuasibleness, persuasibilitypliability etc. (softness) 324.
geniality, cordialitygoodwillalacrity, readiness, earnestness, forwardnesseagerness etc. (desire) 865.
asset etc. 488compliance etc. 762pleasure etc. (will) 600gratuitous service.
labor of lovevolunteer, volunteering.

verb

be willing etc. adj. — incline, lean to, mind, propendhad as lieflend a willing ear, give a willing ear, turn a willing earhave a half a mind to, have a great mind tohold to, cling todesire etc. 865.
see fit, think good, think properacquiesce etc. (assent) 488comply with etc. 762.
swallow the bait, nibble at the baitgorge the hookhave no scruple of, make no scruple ofmake no bones ofjump at, catch atmeet halfway volunteer.

adjective

willing, minded, fain, disposed, inclined, favorablefavorably-minded, favorably inclined, favorably disposednothing lothin the vein, in the mood, in the humor, in the mind.
ready, forward, earnest, eagerbent upon etc. (desirous) 865predisposed, propense.
docilepersuadable, persuasiblesuasible, easily persuaded, facile, easy-goingtractable etc. (pliant) 324genial, gracious, cordial, cheering, heartycontent etc. (assenting) 488.
voluntary, gratuitous, spontaneousunasked etc. (ask) etc. 765unforced etc. (free) 748.

adverb

willingly etc. adj. — fain, freely, as lief, heart and soulwith pleasure, with all one's heart, with open armswith good will, with right willde bonne volonte [Fr.], ex animo [Lat.]con amore [It], heart in hand, nothing loth, without reluctance, of one's own accord, graciously, with a good grace.
a la bonne heure [Fr.]by all means, by all manner of meansto one's heart's contentyes etc. (assent) 488.



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