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.

 

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