If someone's willing, he has the quality of willingness, which can vary from meaning "prepared," to "enthusiastic," like your little brother's eager willingness to help walk the dog.

If your troop of Girl Scouts has a willingness to try anything, it means they stay cheerful and ready, even if they're hiking through a prickly field of thistles. When something is done with willingness, there is no sense of resentment or hesitation. The word's origin lies in the Old English wyllan, "to wish, desire, or want."

Definitions of willingness

n cheerful compliance

“he expressed his willingness to help”
involuntariness, unwillingness
the trait of being unwilling
eagerness, forwardness, readiness, zeal
prompt willingness
openness, receptiveness, receptivity
willingness or readiness to receive (especially impressions or ideas)
undivided commitment or unreserved enthusiasm
Type of:
disposition, temperament
your usual mood

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