Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun readiness

4 senses of readiness

Sense 1
readiness, preparedness, preparation -- (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")
       => state -- (the way something is with respect to its main attributes; "the current state of knowledge"; "his state of health"; "in a weak financial state")

Sense 2
readiness, eagerness, zeal, forwardness -- (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")
       => willingness -- (cheerful compliance; "he expressed his willingness to help")

Sense 3
set, readiness -- ((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")
       => cognitive state, state of mind -- (the state of a person's cognitive processes)

Sense 4
facility, readiness -- (a natural effortlessness; "they conversed with great facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane Austen)
       => effortlessness -- (the quality of requiring little effort; "such effortlessness is achieved only after hours of practice")

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