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adjective     /ˈwɪl.ɪŋ/
be willing (to do sth) B1 to be happy to do something if it is needed: If you're willing to fly at night, you can get a much cheaper ticket. You said you needed a volunteer - well, I'm willing. Apparently John and Gabriel are willing for us to use their garden.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant approving describes someone who does their work energetically and enthusiastically: a willing helperExcited, interested and enthusiastic willingly     /-li/ adverb B2 I would willingly (= be ready and enthusiastic to) help you if I weren't going away tomorrow.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant willingness     /-nəs/ noun [S or U] B2 [+ to infinitive] She shows a willingness to work on her own initiative.Ready and willingUnwilling and reluctant
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