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KK Pronunciation

〔 ˋrєdInIs 〕


〔 ˊredinis 〕

Overview of noun readiness

The noun readiness has 4 senses

  • readiness, preparedness, preparation -- (the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action); "putting them in readiness"; "their preparation was more than adequate")

  • readiness, eagerness, zeal, forwardness -- (prompt willingness; "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")

  • set, readiness -- ((psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way; "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")

  • facility, readiness -- (a natural effortlessness; "they conversed with great facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen)