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adjective willing pronunciation in British English /ˈwɪlɪŋ/
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  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.

    1. a.
      used about someone who does something in an enthusiastic way

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 willing pronunciation in British English adverb

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


 willing pronunciation in British English noun [uncountable]

We were impressed by his willingness to listen and learn.



a title used before a man or woman's name as a gender-neutral alternative to Mr, Ms, etc

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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