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adjective willing pronunciation in American English /ˈwɪlɪŋ/
  1. if you are willing to do something, you do it when someone asks you, sometimes when you do not want to

    I wasn't willing to accept every item on the list.

    They are very willing to give her the chance she needs.

    Try not to seem too willing to help.

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willingly

 willing pronunciation in American English  adverb

She would willingly give up her spare time to help you.

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willingness

 willing pronunciation in American English  noun [uncountable]

We were impressed by his willingness to listen and learn.

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