unready

adjective un·ready \ ˌən-ˈre-dē \

Definition of unready

unreadier; unreadiest
:not prepared or ready
  • unready to go to college
  • My catcher … seemed unready; through the openings in his mask I could just discern a look that mingled confusion and distress.
  • —Ejner Jensen
  • I'm like a jailbird after a long stretch: unready for life, resentful of the separation, nostalgic for the chums I'd been locked up with …
  • —John le Carré

unreadiness

noun

First Known Use of unready

14th century


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