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1. readiness

noun. ['ˈrɛdiːnəs'] the state of having been made ready or prepared for use or action (especially military action).

Synonyms

  • state
  • ready
  • alert
  • qui vive
  • unready
  • preparedness

Antonyms

  • separation
  • motion
  • inaction
  • dystopia

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • ready (English)
  • redy (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Readiness

  • abruptness
  • absoluteness
  • acuteness
  • adonis
  • aggressiveness
  • agribusiness
  • airworthiness
  • alertness
  • aloofness
  • alumnus
  • anise
  • anus
  • appropriateness
  • arbitrariness
  • assertiveness
  • astuteness
  • attentiveness
  • attractiveness
  • awareness
  • awfulness

Sentences with readiness


1. Noun, singular or mass
Kindergarten readiness is determined by much more than meeting an age requirement.

Quotes about readiness


1. Action springs not from thought, but from a readiness for responsibility.
- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

2. If what you seek is Truth, there is one thing you must have above all else.” “I know. An overwhelming passion for it.” “No. An unremitting readiness to admit you may be wrong.
- Anthony de Mello

3. His readiness to undergo persecutions for his beliefs, the high moral character of the men who believed in him and looked up to him as leader, and the greatness of his ultimate achievement - all argue his fundamental integrity. To suppose Muhammad an impostor raises more problems than it solves. Moreover, none of the great figures of history is so poorly appreciated in the West as Muhammad
- William Montgomery Watt, Muhammad at Mecca

2. readiness

noun. ['ˈrɛdiːnəs'] prompt willingness.

Synonyms

  • zeal
  • eagerness
  • forwardness

Antonyms

  • inactivity
  • resolution
  • imperfection
  • unskillfulness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • ready (English)
  • redy (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. readiness

noun. ['ˈrɛdiːnəs'] (psychology) being temporarily ready to respond in a particular way.

Synonyms

  • state of mind
  • cognitive state

Antonyms

  • inactiveness
  • unemployment
  • maturity

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • ready (English)
  • redy (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. readiness

noun. ['ˈrɛdiːnəs'] a natural effortlessness.

Synonyms

  • effortlessness

Antonyms

  • nonexistence
  • activity

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • ready (English)
  • redy (Middle English (1100-1500))
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