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
  1. noun
    cheerful compliance
    “he expressed his willingness to help”
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    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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