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ready +‎ -ness

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readiness (usually uncountable, plural readinesses)

  1. The state or degree of being ready; preparedness.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 5, in The Celebrity:
      We expressed our readiness, and in ten minutes were in the station wagon, rolling rapidly down the long drive, for it was then after nine. We passed on the way the van of the guests from Asquith.
  2. Willingness.

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