Wikipedia:Reference desk/Archives/Language/2010 October 5

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Language desk
< October 4 << Sep | October | Nov >> October 6 >
Welcome to the Wikipedia Language Reference Desk Archives
The page you are currently viewing is an archive page. While you can leave answers for any questions shown below, please ask new questions on one of the current reference desk pages.


October 5[edit]

What's the word I'm looking for[edit]

Can't think of it. I'm looking for a word meaning willingness to do something. Synonyms anybody? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Grsz11 (talkcontribs) 04:54, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Compliance? rʨanaɢ (talk) 05:12, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
Acquiescence? Complaisance? decltype (talk) 05:24, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
Inclination? Propensity? One can accede to do something. Willingness has many related terms in the Thesaurus. Bus stop (talk) 05:33, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
Volunteer? 93.95.251.162 (talk) 13:00, 5 October 2010 (UTC) Martin.
Amenability? 87.81.230.195 (talk) 15:43, 5 October 2010 (UTC)
Eagerness? —— Shakescene (talk) 19:53, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Depends on the tone required. Going negative with a few; lackey, toady, boot-licker, minion. - X201 (talk) 15:52, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Don't forget "yes-man".--Zerozal (talk) 19:38, 5 October 2010 (UTC)

Alacrity? -- Jack of Oz ... speak! ... 20:01, 5 October 2010 (UTC)