Roget category 6025. Words relating to the voluntary powers
› 5.1. Volition in general
›› 5.1.1. Acts of volition
disposition, inclination, leaning, animus — frame of mind, humor, mood, vein — bent etc. (turn of mind) 820 — penchant etc. (desire) 865 — aptitude etc. 698.
docility, docibleness† — persuasibleness†, persuasibility† — pliability etc. (softness) 324.
geniality, cordiality — goodwill — alacrity, readiness, earnestness, forwardness — eagerness etc. (desire) 865.
asset etc. 488 — compliance etc. 762 — pleasure etc. (will) 600 — gratuitous service.
labor of love — volunteer, volunteering.
had as lief —
lend a willing ear,
give a willing ear,
turn a willing ear —
have a half a mind to,
have a great mind to —
cling to —
see fit, think good, think proper — acquiesce etc. (assent) 488 — comply with etc. 762.
swallow the bait, nibble at the bait — gorge the hook — have no scruple of, make no scruple of — make no bones of — jump at, catch at — meet halfway — volunteer.
favorably disposed —
nothing loth —
in the vein,
in the mood,
in the humor,
in the mind.
ready, forward, earnest, eager — bent upon etc. (desirous) 865 — predisposed, propense†.
docile — persuadable, persuasible — suasible†, easily persuaded, facile, easy-going — tractable etc. (pliant) 324 — genial, gracious, cordial, cheering, hearty — content etc. (assenting) 488.
voluntary, gratuitous, spontaneous — unasked etc. (ask) etc. 765 — unforced etc. (free) 748.
heart and soul —
with all one's heart,
with open arms —
with good will,
with right will —
de bonne volonte [Fr.],
ex animo [Lat.] —
con amore [It],
heart in hand,
of one's own accord,
with a good grace.
a la bonne heure [Fr.] — by all means, by all manner of means — to one's heart's content — yes etc. (assent) 488.
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