willingness etymology

English word willingness comes from English -ness, English willing

Detailed word origin of willingness

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ness English (eng) Appended to adjectives to form nouns meaning "the state of being(the adjective)", "the quality of being(the adjective)", or "the measure of being(the adjective)".. Appended to words of other parts of speech to form nouns (often nonce words or terms in philosophy) meaning the state/quality/measure of the idea represented by these words.
willing English (eng) Ready to do something that is not (can't be expected as) a matter of course. (rare, or, obsolete) The execution of a will.
willingness English (eng) The state of being willing.

Words with the same origin as willingness

Descendants of -ness
awareness cleanliness craziness darkness dizziness emptiness express fondness foolishness happiness highness illness kindness nothingness readiness selfishness shyness strength talent tenderness ugliness unhappiness weakness weirdness