readiness

  • 1 readiness — readiness, ease, facility, dexterity are comparable when they mean the power of doing something without evidence of effort, or the quality of work that manifests such effortlessness. Readiness lays stress on the quickness or promptitude with… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Readiness — Read i*ness, n. The state or quality of being ready; preparation; promptness; aptitude; willingness. [1913 Webster] They received the word with all readiness of mind. Acts xvii. 11. [1913 Webster] Syn: Facility; quickness; expedition;… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 readiness — index amenability, diligence (care), dispatch (promptness), facility (easiness), faculty (ability) …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 readiness — (n.) late 14c., from READY (Cf. ready) + NESS (Cf. ness) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 readiness — [n] skill; eagerness address, adroitness, alacrity, aptness, deftness, dexterity, dispatch, ease, eloquence, expedience, expedition, facility, fitness, fluency, good will, handiness, inclination, keenness, maturity, preparation, preparedness,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 readiness — [red′ē nis] n. a ready quality or state …

    English World dictionary

  • 7 readiness — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ greater ▪ constant ▪ combat, military, operational ▪ The troops were in a state of combat readiness. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 8 readiness — n. 1) readiness to + inf. (her readiness to help was appreciated) 2) (to hold oneself) in readiness * * * [ redɪnɪs] (to hold oneself) in readiness readiness to + inf. (her readiness to help was appreciated) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 readiness — read|i|ness [ˈredinıs] n 1.) [U] when you are prepared for something, or when something is ready to be used in readiness (for sth) ▪ They stacked the firewood in readiness for the evening campfire. 2.) [singular, U] willingness to do something… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 readiness — [[t]re̱dɪnəs[/t]] 1) N UNCOUNT If someone is very willing to do something, you can talk about their readiness to do it. ...their readiness to co operate with the new US envoy. 2) N UNCOUNT: usu in N If you do something in readiness for a future… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 readiness — noun 1 (U) a state of being prepared and ready for what is going to happen: in readiness (for): They stacked the firewood in readiness for the evening campfire. 2 (singular, uncountable) willingness to do something: readiness to do sth: the UN s… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 readiness — noun 1) their readiness to accept change Syn: willingness, enthusiasm, eagerness, keenness; promptness, quickness, alacrity 2) a state of readiness Syn: preparedness, preparation 3) the read …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 readiness — read|i|ness [ redinəs ] noun 1. ) uncount a state of being ready and able to deal with what might or will happen: the combat readiness of our armed forces We prepared a room in readiness for their arrival. 2. ) singular or uncount the state of… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 readiness — noun 1) their readiness to accept change Syn: willingness, eagerness, keenness, enthusiasm 2) a state of readiness Syn: preparedness Phrases: in readiness …

    Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • 15 readiness — noun 1. the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action) (Freq. 3) putting them in readiness their preparation was more than adequate • Syn: ↑preparedness, ↑preparation • Derivationally related forms …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 16 readiness — Synonyms and related words: Italian hand, OK, a thing for, ability, acceptance, accord, acquiescence, acuity, acuteness, address, adeptness, adroitness, affirmative, affirmative voice, agility, agreeability, agreeableness, agreement, airmanship,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 17 readiness — UK [ˈredɪnəs] / US noun 1) [uncountable] a state of being ready and able to deal with what might or will happen We prepared a room and meal in readiness for their arrival. 2) [singular/uncountable] the state of being willing to do something He… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 readiness — /red ee nis/, n. 1. the condition of being ready. 2. ready movement; promptness; quickness. 3. ready action; ease; facility. 4. willingness; inclination; cheerful consent: a readiness to help others. 5. a developmental stage at which a child has… …

    Universalium

  • 19 readiness — /ˈrɛdinəs/ (say redeenuhs) noun 1. the condition of being ready. 2. ready action or movement; promptness; quickness; ease; facility. 3. willingness; inclination; cheerful consent: a readiness to help others …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 20 readiness — parengtis statusas T sritis automatika atitikmenys: angl. availability; readiness vok. Bereitschaft, f; Verfügbarkeit, f rus. готовность, f pranc. disponibilité, f …

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