unready


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un·read·y

 (ŭn-rĕd′ē)
adj. un·read·i·er, un·read·i·est
1. Not ready or prepared.
2. Slow to see or respond; not prompt.

un·read′i·ly adv.
un·read′i·ness n.

unready

(ʌnˈrɛdɪ)
adj
1. not ready or prepared
2. slow or hesitant to see or act
3. archaic not dressed
unˈreadily adv
unˈreadiness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unready - not prepared or in a state of readinessunready - not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond; "she cursed her unready tongue"
unprepared - without preparation; not prepared for; "unprepared remarks"; "the shock was unprepared"; "our treaty makers approached their immensely difficult problems unprepared"- R.E.Danielson
ready - completely prepared or in condition for immediate action or use or progress; "get ready"; "she is ready to resign"; "the bridge is ready to collapse"; "I am ready to work"; "ready for action"; "ready for use"; "the soup will be ready in a minute"; "ready to learn to read"
Translations

unready

[ˈʌnˈredɪ] ADJdesprevenido

unready

adj(noch) nicht fertig; unready to do somethingnicht bereit, etw zu tun; he was unready for what happened nexter war nicht auf das eingestellt or vorbereitet, was dann kam; he is unready for such responsibilityer ist noch nicht reif genug, solch eine Verantwortung zu übernehmen

unready

[ʌnˈrɛdɪ] adjimpreparato/a
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Young men, in the conduct and manage of actions, embrace more than they can hold; stir more than they can quiet; fly to the end, without consideration of the means and degrees; pursue some few principles, which they have chanced upon absurdly; care not to innovate, which draws unknown inconveniences; use extreme remedies at first; and, that which doubleth all errors, will not acknowledge or retract them; like an unready horse, that will neither stop nor turn.
There was a murmur even among the attendants of Prince John; but De Bracy, whose profession freed him from all scruples, extended his long lance over the space which separated the gallery from the lists, and would have executed the commands of the Prince before Athelstane the Unready had recovered presence of mind sufficient even to draw back his person from the weapon, had not Cedric, as prompt as his companion was tardy, unsheathed, with the speed of lightning, the short sword which he wore, and at a single blow severed the point of the lance from the handle.
And for a good quarter of a mile, from the dockyard gate to the farthest corner, where the old housed-in hulk, the President (drill-ship, then, of the Naval Reserve), used to lie with her frigate side rubbing against the stone of the quay, above all these hulls, ready and unready, a hundred and fifty lofty masts, more or less, held out the web of their rigging like an immense net, in whose close mesh, black against the sky, the heavy yards seemed to be entangled and suspended.
I will not take you unready for your task, in order to cast you into the crucible of my own desires, of my caprice, or my ambition.
One fierce blow at the unsuspecting horseman at his side, one cry to his French troops, one desperate charge upon the unready lines before him, and these rebellious Barons might rue the day they dared to thwart his plans!
He could not use Celia as a medium, because he did not choose that she should know the kind of gossip he had in his mind; and before Dorothea happened to arrive he had been trying to imagine how, with his shyness and unready tongue, he could ever manage to introduce his communication.
And I was not unready for the remark which followed a more exhaustive scrutiny than I had hitherto sustained.
Cardema's filing of certification of nomination when in fact, he is disqualified." READ:Original Duterte Youth nominees unwilling, unready for Congress Espousing violence?
Which English king was known as the Unready? A Harold B William I C Ethelred D Henry IV 8.
According to our State Board of Education, about three out of five Illinois kindergartners begin their formal years of learning unready for school.
Lawrence out of session in the wake of the protesting lawmaker's pronouncement that he was unready to proceed with the hearing of a trash adopted by the House as an agenda for the day's hearing.
Apparently, they need to prepare for the worst - including the possibility of Newton being unready for the 2019 NFL season, (http://www.espn.com/blog/carolina-panthers/post/_/id/31728/cam-newtons-health-key-to-whether-panthers-reload-or-rebuild) ESPN reported.