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ready-made

Ready-made things are standardized and bought right off the shelf, rather than being specially made. You might have to hem your ready-made curtains, but they're cheaper than having custom curtains sewn.

Ready-made clothes are the ones you buy in stores or online that come in standard sizes. Custom, tailor-made, or bespoke clothing is the exact opposite — they're constructed to perfectly fit your body. Ready-made food is store-bought, and made commercially, not homemade. You can also use this adjective to describe something that's so quick and automatic it's become a cliche, like a politician's thoughtless, ready-made response to a reporter's question.

Definitions of ready-made
  1. adjective
    made for purchase and immediate use
    Synonyms:
    made
    produced by a manufacturing process
    off-the-peg, off-the-rack, off-the-shelf, ready-to-wear
    (especially of clothing) made in standard sizes and available from merchandise in stock
    prefab
    manufactured in standard sizes to be shipped and assembled elsewhere
    ready-to-eat
    food products that are prepared in advance and can be eaten as sold
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    Antonyms:
    custom, custom-made
    made according to the specifications of an individual
    bespoke, bespoken, made-to-order, tailor-made, tailored
    (of clothing) custom-made
    custom-built, made-to-order
    built for a particular individual
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  2. adjective
    commercially produced; not homemade
    ready-made clothes”
    Synonyms:
    factory-made
    produced in quantity at a factory
  3. adjective
    repeated regularly without thought or originality
    ready-made phrases”
    synonyms: cliched
    unoriginal
    not original; not being or productive of something fresh and unusual
  4. noun
    a manufactured artifact (as a garment or piece of furniture) that is made in advance and available for purchase
    “their apartment was furnished with ready-mades
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    Antonyms:
    custom-built, custom-made
    an item made to the customer's specifications
    type of:
    artefact, artifact
    a man-made object taken as a whole
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