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    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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