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Willing vs. Willful

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Willingadjective

Ready to do something that is not (can't be expected as) a matter of course.

‘If my boyfriend isn't willing to change his drinking habits, I will split up with him.’;

Willfuladjective

standard spelling of wilful|from=American spelling

Willingnoun

The execution of a will.

Willfuladjective

Of set purpose; self-determined; voluntary; as, willful murder.

‘In willful poverty chose to lead his life.’; ‘Thou to meArt all things under heaven, all places thou,Who, for my willful crime, art banished hence.’;

Willingadjective

Free to do or to grant; having the mind inclined; not opposed in mind; not choosing to refuse; disposed; not averse; desirous; consenting; complying; ready.

‘Felix, willing to show the Jews a pleasure, left Paul bound.’; ‘With wearied wings and willing feet.’; ‘[Fruit] shaken in August from the willing boughs.’;

Willfuladjective

Governed by the will without yielding to reason; obstinate; perverse; inflexible; stubborn; refractory; as, a willful man or horse.

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Willingadjective

Received of choice, or without reluctance; submitted to voluntarily; chosen; desired.

‘[They] are held, with his melodious harmony,In willing chains and sweet captivity.’;

Willfuladjective

done by design;

‘the insult was intentional’; ‘willful disobedience’;

Willingadjective

Spontaneous; self-moved.

‘No spouts of blood run willing from a tree.’;

Willfuladjective

habitually disposed to disobedience and opposition

Willingnoun

the act of making a choice;

‘followed my father of my own volition’;

Willfuladjective

by conscious design or purpose;

‘intentional damage’; ‘a knowing attempt to defraud’; ‘a willful waste of time’;

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Willingadjective

disposed or inclined toward;

‘a willing participant’; ‘willing helpers’;

Willingadjective

not brought about by coercion or force;

‘the confession was uncoerced’;

Willingadjective

disposed or willing to comply;

‘someone amenable to persuasion’; ‘the spirit indeed is willing but the flesh is weak’;

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