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Meaning & Definition of Readiness in English





1. 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,
  • preparedness,
  • preparation

2. 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"
  • readiness,
  • eagerness,
  • zeal,
  • forwardness

3. (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"
  • set,
  • readiness

4. A natural effortlessness

  • "They conversed with great facility"
  • "A happy readiness of conversation"--jane austen
  • facility,
  • readiness

Examples of using

We were more than satisfied when the Romanian Government, even before its membership of the European Union, showed its readiness to accept this directive.
It is correct to say that psychological readiness is important in this therapy.