What is the opposite of ready?

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Adjective
Opposite of prepared for the coming of an event
“The Western States were totally unprepared for the impending struggle.”
Adjective
Opposite of willing or eager to do something
“Government leaders seem uninterested or unwilling to commit to program changes and guarantees.”
Adjective
Opposite of readily obtainable or available for use
“The restaurant advised us that the popular dessert is unavailable until Spring because some of the ingredients are not in season.”
Adjective
Opposite of prepared for use or action
“How can we eat when the table arrangement is incomplete?”
Adjective
(ready to) Opposite of in such a condition as to be likely to do something
“It is unlikely that the athlete is going to reach great heights unless he learns to arch his back.”
Adjective
Opposite of able to respond or react quickly
“The Prime Minister was slow to recognize the suffering in the nation and was ill-suited to respond.”
Adjective
Opposite of very easy or involving minimal effort
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“Although the task was somewhat arduous, everyone pitched in with good humor.”
Adjective
(of food) Opposite of ready for consumption
“So we set up a platform in a tree next to a fig tree that was bulging with unripened fruit.”
Adjective
Opposite of alert and vigilant
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing a reasonable or high level of intellect
“He was too slow to realize that it was his own carelessness that led to his dismissal.”
Adjective
Opposite of full of fervor
“He reached the construction site where he stopped his jog, slowing to a casual walk.”
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 having a tendency to do something
Adjective
Opposite of given or done without hesitation
“I was hesitant about watching a movie that featured a rock star as its main player.”
Adjective
Opposite of happening quickly or promptly
Adjective
Opposite of generous and tireless with one's contributions of time, money, etc.
Adjective
Opposite of with weapon
Adjective
Opposite of of a suitable quality, standard, or type to meet the required purpose
“Nitrate moving downward may pollute groundwater and well water, thus making it unsuitable for human use.”
Adjective
Opposite of ready to hand
Adjective
(attributive to a person) Opposite of having the ability to make prudent and careful decisions on the use of resources
“He is either deliberately misconstruing the statement, or is utterly incompetent.”
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
(of a person) Opposite of having the requisite qualities or skills to undertake something competently
“Clearly, the Premier of the state has appointed someone totally unsuited for the job of Governor.”
Adjective
Opposite of expressed through or organized in the form of institutions
Adjective
Opposite of having or characterized by desire
Adjective
Opposite of characterized by resignation or acceptance
Verb
Opposite of to prepare oneself
“There are no circumstances in life so afflicting as entirely to unprepare a man to meet death with resignation.”
Verb
Opposite of to instill courage into
“The dragon's loud roar served to startle the enemy soldiers.”
Verb
Opposite of to make or get ready
“Is it possible for you to rearrange your schedule so that you can perform most of your specific tasks at the time of day that you are most energized?”
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 prepare or plan in advance
Verb
Opposite of to prepare oneself (or others) emotionally or mentally, especially for something challenging
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 make someone, or to become competent or eligible for some position or task
Verb
Opposite of to give an account of
Verb
Opposite of to make strong and secure
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 to prepare oneself
Verb
Opposite of to ready oneself for a challenging experience
“How is it they as believers could succumb to the experience of being forsaken by God, in terror before the withdrawal of divine love?”
Verb
Opposite of to teach, train or educate in a given field
Verb
Opposite of to supply or equip with
“After intense criticism, the Government has been leaning on the Auditor General to strip his resources.”
Noun
Opposite of the total of one's wealth and possessions
“That year, the family had hit rock bottom, in debt and living off of their credit cards.”
Noun
Opposite of money in coins or notes, as distinct from cheques, money orders, or credit
Noun
Opposite of material wealth
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