French translation of 'readiness'
1. (= willingness) empressement m
2. (= preparedness) état m de préparation
in readiness for sth en préparation de qch
state of readiness [of troops] état d’alerte
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Example Sentences Including 'readiness'
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The German people had shown an enviable readiness to follow strong leadership.The Collins History of the World in the 20th Century (1994)
Next came septic tanks, drains and fencing, all in readiness for the arrival of their various caravans.The Sun (2009)
The readiness he sometimes showed to support the cause of a foreign suitor certainly suggests that his own expectations of becoming a royal consort were modest.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
His quest to show his readiness begins against a young, technical Turkey side who are strong in midfield.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Test readiness by piercing with a skewer.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
After landing they were whisked in a convoy to their new home where improvements had been made in readiness for their arrival.The Sun (2014)
Army top brass have cautioned that widespread training cancellations and the disruption of intelligence programmes have undermined America's military readiness.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
If they performed poorly, they may redeem themselves by recognising a weakness and showing a readiness to address it.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
The air force promised regular combat readiness patrols.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
Then, to show her readiness, she sent the first prayer.Christianity Today (2000)
These groups require a high degree of readiness and motivation.Trauma and Recovery (1992)
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British English: readiness NOUN
If someone is very willing to do something, you can talk about their readiness to do it.
...their readiness to co-operate with the new envoy.
Translation of readiness from the Collins English to French Dictionary