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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.


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.


Broader (hypernym)effortlessness

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