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unready

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

First recorded in 1250–1300, unready is from the Middle English word unredy.See un-1, ready

OTHER WORDS FROM unready

un·read·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for unready

unready
/ (ʌnˈrɛdɪ) /

adjective
not ready or prepared
slow or hesitant to see or act
archaic not dressed

Derived forms of unready

unreadily, adverbunreadiness, noun
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