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ill-prepared

[il-pri-paird] /ˈɪl prɪˈpɛərd/
adjective
1.
badly or inadequately prepared or trained:
ill-prepared job applicants; The hotel was ill-prepared for so many guests.
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Examples from the Web for ill-prepared
Contemporary Examples
  • Obama-era Republicans are as ill-prepared for this wave of angry activism as Bush-era Democrats were for the rise of the netroots.

Historical Examples
  • Concerning the things about which you ask to be informed I believe that I am not ill-prepared with an answer.

    Symposium Plato
  • She bit her nether lip in annoyance at a courtier so ill-prepared for their adventure.

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • We are ill-prepared to entertain a lady here, and no one knew of your coming.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
  • He said to Markham, 'You say you are ill-prepared to die; you shall have two hours' respite.'

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • The few free hospitals are already over-crowded and ill-prepared.

  • They seemed like an ill-prepared sacrifice passing in review.

    The Search

    Grace Livingston Hill
  • But in spite of this, I was ill-prepared for the awful fate that came to me one day.

    The Story of Scraggles George Wharton James
  • But he was ill-prepared and the university is not the proper school for life.

    The Growth of a Soul August Strindberg
  • But still an ill-prepared, unfurnished mind is the chiefest cause.

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