nolens volens

unwilling, willing

Notes

That is, "whether unwillingly or willingly". Sometimes rendered volens nolens, aut nolens aut volens or nolentis volentis. Similar to willy-nilly, though that word is derived from Old English will-he nil-he ([whether] he will or [whether] he will not).

Words

  • nolensunwilling
  • volensfavorable, willing, wishing