unreadiness

unready

[uhn-red-ee]
adjective
1.
not ready; not made ready: The new stadium is as yet unready for use.
2.
not in a state of readiness; unprepared: emotionally unready for success.
3.
lacking in presence of mind, as when a quick decision or a sharp answer is required: Awkward situations often found him unready.
4.
British Dialect. not dressed.
5.
not prompt or quick.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English unredy. See un-1, ready

unreadiness, noun
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unready (ʌnˈrɛdɪ)
 
adj
1.  not ready or prepared
2.  slow or hesitant to see or act
3.  archaic not dressed
 
un'readily
 
adv
 
un'readiness
 
n

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unready
mid-14c., "not prepared," from un- (1) "not" + ready. In English history, applied to Anglo-Saxon King Ethelred II (d.1016), where it preserves the fuller original sense of O.E. ungeræd "ill-advised, rede-less, no-counsel" and plays on the king's
name (which lit. means "good-counsel"). The epithet is attested from c.1210.
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