Willing vs Dilling - What's the difference?

willing | dilling |


As nouns the difference between willing and dilling

is that willing is (rare|or|obsolete) the execution of a will while dilling is (obsolete) a darling; a favourite.

As verbs the difference between willing and dilling

is that willing is while dilling is .

As an adjective willing

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

willing

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Ready to do something that is not (can't be expected as) a matter of course.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=5 , passage=In the eyes of Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke the apotheosis of the Celebrity was complete. The people of Asquith were not only willing to attend the house-warming, but had been worked up to the pitch of eagerness. The Celebrity as a matter of course was master of ceremonies.}}
  • *{{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=David Simpson
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=36, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Fantasy of navigation , passage=Like most human activities, ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.}}

    Synonyms

    * agreeable, agreeing, consenting, voluntary

    Derived terms

    * willing horse

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (rare, or, obsolete) The execution of a will.
  • Verb

    (head)
  • dilling

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A darling; a favourite.
  • Whilst the birds billing, / Each one with his dilling . — Drayton.
    (Webster 1913)