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. 11.
Syn: -- Facility; quickness; expedition; promptitude; promptness; aptitude; aptness; knack; skill; expertness; dexterity; ease; cheerfulness. See Facility.
n 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"
[syn: preparedness, preparation]
2: prompt willingness; "readiness to continue discussions"
3: (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" [syn: set]
4: a natural effortlessness; "they conversed with great
facility"; "a happy readiness of conversation"--Jane
Austen [syn: facility]