over readiness

readiness

[red-ee-nis]

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English redyness(e). See ready, -ness

overreadiness, noun
prereadiness, noun
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readiness (ˈrɛdɪnɪs)
 
n
1.  the state of being ready or prepared, as for use or action
2.  in readiness
 a.  prepared and waiting: all was in readiness for the guests' arrival
 b.  in preparation for: he tidied the house in readiness for the guests' arrival
3.  willingness or eagerness to do something
4.  ease or promptness

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