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ready

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of ready

  1. 1 being in a state of fitness for some experience or action after studying for months, she felt ready for the bar exam Synonyms of ready fit, go, prepared, set Words Related to ready conditioned, primed, ripe; armed, braced, fortified, steeled; qualified, trained Near Antonyms of ready unqualified, untrained Antonyms of ready flat-footed, half-baked, half-cocked, underprepared, unprepared, unready

  2. 2 having a desire or inclination (as for a specified course of action) I'm ready to help, if I can Synonyms of ready amenable, disposed, fain, game, glad, inclined, minded, willingWords Related to ready predisposed, prone; accommodating, agreeable, compliant, cooperative, obedient, obliging, submissive; favorable, receptive; prepared, prompt, quick, responsive, swift; desirous, eager, enthused, enthusiastic, excitedNear Antonyms of ready averse, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctant, reticentAntonyms of ready disinclined, unamenable, unwilling

  3. 3 having or showing the ability to respond without delay or hesitation had a ready response to every one of her objections regarding the feasibility of the plan Synonyms of ready alacritous, alert, expeditious, prompt, quick, willingWords Related to ready receptive, responsive; immediate, instant, instantaneous, summary; breakneck, breathless, brisk, fast, fleet, fleet-footed, hit-and-run, lightning, rapid, rapid-fire, rattling, snappy, speedy, swift, whirlwind; eager, keen, sharp; apt, clever, quick, quick-witted, ready-witted, sharp-witted, smartNear Antonyms of ready unresponsive; crawling, creeping, dallying, dawdling, dilatory, dillydallying, dragging, laggard, lagging, lazy, lazyish, leisurely, logy (also loggy), poking, poky (or pokey), slothful, slow, slowish, sluggish, tardy, unhurried; dormant, idle, inactive, inert

  4. 4 involving minimal difficulty or effort we're hoping you have a ready solution to our networking problem Synonyms of ready cheap, downhill, effortless, facile, fluent, fluid, hands-down, light, painless, easy, royal, simple, smooth, snap, softWords Related to ready idiotproof, mindless, quick, straightforward, unchallenging, uncomplicated; apparent, clear, clear-cut, distinct, evident, manifest, obvious, open-and-shut, palpable, patent, perspicuous, plain, transparent, unambiguous, unequivocal, unmistakableNear Antonyms of ready burdensome, exhausting, onerous, oppressive, painful, stressful, taxing, troublesome; abstruse, complex, complicated, intricate, involved, knotty, problematic (also problematical), reconditeAntonyms of ready arduous, demanding, difficult, exacting, formidable, grueling (or gruelling), hard, herculean, killer, labored, laborious, murderous, rough, severe, stiff, strenuous, toilful, toilsome, tough

Synonym Discussion of ready

quick, prompt, ready, apt mean able to respond without delay or hesitation or indicative of such ability. quick stresses instancy of response and is likely to connote native rather than acquired power.
    • quick reflexes
    • a keen quick mind
prompt is more likely to connote training and discipline that fits one for instant response.
    • prompt emergency medical care
ready suggests facility or fluency in response.
    • backed by a pair of ready assistants
apt stresses the possession of qualities (such as intelligence, a particular talent, or a strong bent) that makes quick effective response possible.
    • an apt student
    • her answer was apt and to the point

ready

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ready

  1. 1 to make competent (as by training, skill, or ability) for a particular office or function this advanced course should ready him for college Synonyms of ready equip, fit, prepare, qualify, season, trainWords Related to ready accustom, adapt, adjust, condition, groom, habituate, shape, tailor; authorize, entitle; empower, enable; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, teach, tutor

  2. 2 to make ready in advance we can ready the desserts for the party a day in advance Synonyms of ready fit, fix, groom, lay, prep, prepareWords Related to ready brace, fortify, gird, steel; batten, gather, gear up, mount; educate, indoctrinate, instruct, school, train, tutor; boot (up), prime; arrange, set, spread; arm, equip, forearm, furnish, outfit, provide, supply; incline, predispose; draft, draw up, frame; warm (up)

  3. 3 to prepare (oneself) mentally or emotionally the basketball players sat quietly in the locker room, readying themselves for the final game of the season Synonyms of ready brace, forearm, nerve, poise, psych (up), fortify, steel, strengthenWords Related to ready arm; harden, inure, season, toughen; bolster, boost, buoy (up), buttress, enforce, prop (up), reinforce (also reenforce), support, sustain; cheer (up), comfort, embolden, encourage, hearten, inspire; rally, rouse, stirNear Antonyms of ready daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, psych (out), shake, unnerve; debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, prostrate, sap, soften, tire, undercut, undermine, weaken



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