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  1. badly or inadequately prepared or trained: ill-prepared job applicants; The hotel was ill-prepared for so many guests.
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  • Concerning the things about which you ask to be informed I believe that I am not ill-prepared with an answer.

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

  • 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.