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Meaning of READINESS

Pronunciation:  'redines

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  prompt willingness; "readiness to continue discussions"
  2. [n]  a natural effortlessness; "they conversed with great facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen
  3. [n]  (psychology) a temporary readiness 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"
  4. [n]  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 is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: facility, preparation, preparedness, set
 See Also: alert, cognitive state, effortlessness, qui vive, ready, state, state of mind, willingness



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Read"i*ness\, n.
The state or quality of being ready; preparation; promptness;
aptitude; willingness.

      They received the word with all readiness of mind.
                                               --Acts xvii.

Syn: Facility; quickness; expedition; promptitude;
     promptness; aptitude; aptness; knack; skill; expertness;
     dexterity; ease; cheerfulness. See {Facility}.