Readiness - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈredinəs|  American pronunciation of the word readiness
Brit.  |ˈrɛdinəs|  British pronunciation of the word readiness

noun

- the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)(syn: preparation, preparedness)

putting them in readiness

- prompt willingness(syn: eagerness, forwardness, zeal)

readiness to continue discussions

- (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way (syn: set)
- a natural effortlessness(syn: facility)

a happy readiness of conversation

Examples

I'll be ready in 10 minutes.

“Can we leave now?” “I'm ready when you are.”

Your prescription will be ready in about 20 minutes.

The car won't be ready until tomorrow.

We got everything ready for the party before the guests arrived.

They readied the room for guests.

She readied herself to speak.

We have to ready ourselves for a tough fight ahead.

Her readiness to help was appreciated.

This fellow had a readiness at improving any accident.

They stacked the firewood in readiness for the evening campfire.

He stressed the government's readiness to take tough action against terrorists.

We must keep our armed forces in a constant state of readiness.

...the characters in Oscar Wilde's plays jape with a readiness and sophistication that is rarely, if ever, encountered in real life...

They had a sharp expression of outlook and readiness.

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