Meaning of “willing” in the English Dictionary

"willing" in British English

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willingadjective

uk /ˈwɪl.ɪŋ/ us /ˈwɪl.ɪŋ/
be willing (to do sth)

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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 barbecue.

approving A willing person does their work energetically and enthusiastically:

a willing helper
willingly
adverb uk /ˈwɪl.ɪŋ.li/ us /ˈwɪl.ɪŋ.li/

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B2

I would willingly (= be ready and enthusiastic to) help you if I weren't going away tomorrow.
willingness
noun [ S or U ] uk /ˈwɪl.ɪŋ.nəs/ us /ˈwɪl.ɪŋ.nəs/

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B2

[ + to infinitive ] She shows a willingness to work on her own initiative.

(Definition of “willing” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"willing" in American English

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willingadjective

us /ˈwɪl·ɪŋ/

not opposed to doing something; ready or eager to do something:

If you’re willing to fly on Thursday you can get a cheaper ticket.
willingness
noun [ U ] us /ˈwɪl·ɪŋ·nəs/

She shows a willingness to work hard.

(Definition of “willing” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)