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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 fit, go, prepared, set Related Words conditioned, primed, ripe; armed, braced, fortified, steeled; qualified, trained Near Antonyms unqualified, untrained Antonyms 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 amenable, disposed, fain, game, glad, inclined, minded, willingRelated Words predisposed, prone; accommodating, agreeable, compliant, cooperative, obedient, obliging, submissive; favorable, receptive; prepared, prompt, quick, responsive, swift; desirous, eager, enthused, enthusiastic, excitedNear Antonyms averse, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctant, reticentAntonyms 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 alacritous, alert, expeditious, prompt, quick, willingRelated Words 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 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 cheap, downhill, effortless, facile, fluent, fluid, hands-down, light, painless, easy, royal, simple, smooth, snap, softRelated Words 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 burdensome, exhausting, onerous, oppressive, painful, stressful, taxing, troublesome; abstruse, complex, complicated, intricate, involved, knotty, problematic (also problematical), reconditeAntonyms arduous, demanding, difficult, exacting, formidable, grueling (or gruelling), hard, herculean, killer, labored, laborious, murderous, rough, severe, stiff, strenuous, toilful, toilsome, tough


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 equip, fit, prepare, qualify, season, trainRelated Words 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 fit, fix, groom, lay, prep, prepareRelated Words 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 brace, forearm, nerve, poise, psych (up), fortify, steel, strengthenRelated Words 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 daunt, demoralize, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, psych (out), shake, unnerve; debilitate, enervate, enfeeble, prostrate, sap, soften, tire, undercut, undermine, weaken


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