readiness etymology

English word readiness comes from English -ness, English go

Detailed word origin of readiness

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-ness English (eng) Appended to adjectives to form nouns meaning "the state of being(the adjective)", "the quality of being(the adjective)", or "the measure of being(the adjective)".. Appended to words of other parts of speech to form nouns (often nonce words or terms in philosophy) meaning the state/quality/measure of the idea represented by these words.
go English (eng) (cribbage) The situation where a player cannot play a card which will not carry the aggregate count above thirty-one.. (dated) Noisy merriment.. (dated) The fashion or mode.. (obsolete, British slang) A dandy; a fashionable person.. (slang, archaic) A glass of spirits; a quantity of spirits.. (slang, dated) A circumstance or occurrence; an incident.. (uncommon) The act of going.. A period of [...]
readiness English (eng) The state or degree of being ready; preparedness.. Willingness.

Words with the same origin as readiness

Descendants of -ness
awareness cleanliness craziness darkness dizziness emptiness express fondness foolishness happiness highness illness kindness nothingness selfishness shyness strength talent tenderness ugliness unhappiness weakness weirdness willingness
Descendants of go
gang gangster