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English noun: readiness

1. readiness (state) the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)


SamplesPutting them in readiness.
Their preparation was more than adequate.


Synonymspreparation, preparedness


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)alert, qui vive, ready


Attributeready, unready


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

2. readiness (attribute) prompt willingness


SamplesReadiness to continue discussions.
They showed no eagerness to spread the gospel.
They disliked his zeal in demonstrating his superiority.
He tried to explain his forwardness in battle.


Synonymseagerness, forwardness, zeal


Broader (hypernym)willingness

3. readiness (cognition) (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way


SamplesThe subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution.
His instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set.


Synonymsset


Broader (hypernym)cognitive state, state of mind


Domain categorypsychological science, psychology

4. readiness (attribute) a natural effortlessness


SamplesThey conversed with great facility.
A happy readiness of conversation.


Synonymsfacility


Broader (hypernym)effortlessness









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