Definition of preparedness in English:

preparedness

noun

mass noun
  • A state of readiness, especially for war.

    ‘the country maintained a high level of military preparedness’
    • ‘Everything possible is being done to assure the highest level of safety preparedness.’
    • ‘Patriotic organizations advocating military preparedness found new listeners.’
    • ‘The rugby match was deadly serious, played out by two teams at a peak of preparedness, driven by uninhibited ambition.’
    • ‘Meanwhile the leadership's support of military preparedness discomfited pacifists.’
    • ‘In fact, such was the party's level of preparedness, it was ready to go to the polls as early as January.’
    • ‘The rains exposed the level of police preparedness to handle traffic during rain.’
    • ‘If the Government is serious about disaster preparedness, it is going to have to start with the fundamentals.’
    • ‘Now, certainly no one is advocating panic but they are advocating preparedness.’
    • ‘People now accept that a minimum level of preparedness is crucial to tackle a military contingency.’
    • ‘This was part of a half-yearly exercise to assess the level of preparedness of the agencies concerned in meeting an oil spill.’
    • ‘A good level of preparedness can be achieved by spending time and money on a thorough business valuation.’
    • ‘My brother had expressed his doubts about our preparedness and readiness for this climb.’
    • ‘Goodwill, cooperation and preparedness to be open and accountable always achieve much better outcomes.’
    • ‘The levels of preparedness, public awareness and education in this region are high and do save lives.’
    • ‘Will contractors have to agree to inspections that evaluate this same level of preparedness?’
    • ‘And the reality is that building the kind of preparedness that we need is an ongoing process.’
    forethought, anticipation, planning, forward planning, provision, prescience, circumspection, watchfulness, attentiveness, vigilance, prudence, care, caution, precaution, readiness
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Pronunciation

preparedness

/prɪˈpɛːrɪdnəs/