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  1. badly or inadequately equipped: an ill-equipped army.
  2. ill-prepared: a student ill-equipped to begin calculus.
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Origin of ill-equipped

First recorded in 1955–60
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  • He was ruddy and robust and ill-equipped with academic dignity.

    The Great Gray Plague

    Raymond F. Jones

  • Both armies were extremely ill-led, ill-disciplined, and ill-equipped.

    Napoleon's Marshals

    R. P. Dunn-Pattison

  • I really am a most troublesome companion to you both, but I hope I am not often so ill-equipped.


    Jane Austen

  • She had but few trained soldiers, and these were ill-equipped.

  • A small force, and one ill-equipped to go up against the Baldies.

    Key Out of Time

    Andre Alice Norton