[ il-pri-paird ]


  1. badly or inadequately prepared or trained:

    ill-prepared job applicants; The hotel was ill-prepared for so many guests.

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Alice wore a black nylon rain jacket that looked as if it was ill prepared to deal with the coming chill.

Sarbast Baiperi and local KDP offiials, in their own defense, say they were ill prepared, under-supplied and under-staffed.

But they are ill prepared and blithely ignorant of the mechanics of practical politics—let alone state making.

The office is already taking heavy criticism for its habit of turning ill-prepared troops into undercover agents.

So unsuited and ill prepared for the rigors of high-stakes debating.

I was ill prepared for a journey in midwinter through the enemy's country: happily I had my old overcoat, and this I put on.

I was prepared to carry her off if she refused, but I was ill prepared for the rumpus that this quiet-looking woman kicked up.

The few free hospitals are already over-crowded and ill-prepared.

She passed so bad a night that she was ill prepared for the additional anxiety caused by a letter received from Frederick.

On this occasion I was ill prepared for a cool night camp, having neither blanket nor coat.


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