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Definition 1: prompt willingness - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where readiness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for readiness in the sense of this definition

(readiness is a kind of ...) cheerful compliance

"he expressed his willingness to help"

Definition 2: a natural effortlessness - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where readiness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they conversed with great facility
  • a happy readiness of conversation

Synonyms for readiness in the sense of this definition

(readiness is a kind of ...) the quality of requiring little effort

"such effortlessness is achieved only after hours of practice"

Definition 3: (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where readiness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for readiness in the sense of this definition

(readiness is a kind of ...) the state of a person's cognitive processes

(readiness belongs to category ...) the science of mental life

Definition 4: the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action) - [noun denoting state]

Samples where readiness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • putting them in readiness
  • their preparation was more than adequate

Synonyms for readiness in the sense of this definition

(readiness is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of readiness ) poised for action

"their guns were at the ready"

(... is a kind of readiness ) condition of heightened watchfulness or preparation for action

"bombers were put on alert during the crisis"

(... are attributes of readiness) completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress

"get ready" "she is ready to resign" "the bridge is ready to collapse" "I am ready to work" "ready for action" "ready for use" "the soup will be ready in a minute" "ready to learn to read"

(... are attributes of readiness) not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond

"she cursed her unready tongue"

(readiness belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

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