What is the opposite of ready?

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Adjective
Opposite of prepared for the coming of an event
Adjective
Opposite of willing or eager to do something
Adjective
Opposite of readily obtainable or available for use
Adjective
Opposite of prepared for use or action
Adjective
(ready to) Opposite of in such a condition as to be likely to do something
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing the ability to respond without delay or hesitation
Adjective
Opposite of involving minimal difficulty or effort
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Adjective
Opposite of full of fervor
“He reached the construction site where he stopped his jog, slowing to a casual walk.”
Adjective
Opposite of done without delay
Adjective
Opposite of fluent and easy, often in an insincere or deceptive way
Adjective
Opposite of completed or done with efficiency and speed
“I deserve an overdue apology and demand to know what transpired 5 years ago!”
Adjective
Opposite of ready for use
“Your device is currently inaccessible because the settings are not properly configured.”
Adjective
Opposite of happening quickly or promptly
Adjective
Opposite of thoroughly cooked
Adjective
Opposite of generous and tireless with one's contributions of time, money, etc.
Adjective
Opposite of with weapon
Adjective
Opposite of possible or easy to acquire, access or use
Adjective
Opposite of possessing skill, skilled
Adjective
Opposite of such as one may avail oneself of for meetings with other individuals
“She waited patiently while the doctor was busy in consultation with another patient.”
Adjective
(of certain foods or drinks) Opposite of ready for consumption
“Ripe mangoes are eaten for dessert while pickles and chutney are prepared from unripe fruit.”
Adjective
Opposite of of or relating to operations, especially military operations
Adjective
Opposite of expressed through or organized in the form of institutions
Adjective
Opposite of having or characterized by desire
Adjective
Opposite of having great power of leaping or running
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by resignation or acceptance
Verb
Opposite of to make ready in advance
Verb
Opposite of to prepare something for use
“When you finalize all the necessary settings, the drone will be good to go.”
Verb
Opposite of to furnish with, or cause to be present
“Our landlord will withhold the furniture for our new apartment.”
Verb
Opposite of to give official or legal power to
Verb
Opposite of to prepare something in advance
“The coach was out of ideas and it was now up the players to get creative and improvise.”
Verb
Opposite of to make slippery or smooth (normally to minimize friction) by applying a lubricant
Verb
Opposite of make strong and secure; add to
Verb
Opposite of to hold up or serve as a foundation for
Noun
Opposite of money in coins or notes, as distinct from cheques, money orders, or credit
Noun
Opposite of the total of one's money and property
Noun
Opposite of money, especially when regarded as sordid or distasteful or gained in a dishonourable way
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