Antonyms of adj at_the_ready

1 sense of at the ready

Sense 1
at the ready (predicate) -- (ready for immediate use; "soldiers with guns at the ready"; "students with pens and notebooks at the ready")

INDIRECT (VIA ready) -> unready -- (not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond; "she cursed her unready tongue")

Similarity of adj at_the_ready

1 sense of at the ready

Sense 1
at the ready (predicate) -- (ready for immediate use; "soldiers with guns at the ready"; "students with pens and notebooks at the ready")
       => ready (vs. unready) -- (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")

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