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readiness

readiness - Dictionary definition and meaning for word readiness

Definition
(noun) the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action)
Synonyms : preparation , preparedness
Example Sentence
  • putting them in readiness
  • their preparation was more than adequate

Definition
(noun) prompt willingness
Synonyms : eagerness , forwardness , zeal
Example Sentence
  • readiness 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

Definition
(noun) (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way
Synonyms : set
Example Sentence
  • the subjects' set led them to solve problems the familiar way and to overlook the simpler solution
  • his instructions deliberately gave them the wrong set

Definition
(noun) a natural effortlessness
Synonyms : facility
Example Sentence
  • they conversed with great facility
  • a happy readiness of conversation

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