having made inadequate preparations
not made ready or prepared
done without preparation; extemporaneous
- unpreparedly, adverb
- unpreparedness, noun
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How to use unprepared in a sentence
Like districts across the country, Baltimore’s was unprepared.
Instead, they prepare for a wide range of plausible scenarios to avoid finding themselves in situations that they are unprepared to manage, or where they need to invent solutions and implement them at the same time.
Policymakers, having left America unprepared for what’s next, now face brutal choices about which communities to save — often at exorbitant costs — and which to sacrifice.Climate Change Will Force a New American Migration | by Abrahm Lustgarten, photography by Meridith Kohut | September 15, 2020 | ProPublica
His family feels they weathered his death alone, unprepared to relieve his suffering.
Yet when he landed in Manila to find out more, he was still unprepared.
The newly free country struggled to maintain order in the wake of independence, but it was woefully unprepared.
But the thing with The Hobbit I will tell you... I went into it very unprepared.‘No Regrets’: Peter Jackson Says Goodbye to Middle-Earth | Alex Suskind | December 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
By then the Nazis had already annexed large swathes of Europe, and Britain was embarrassingly unprepared for war.
unprepared, and a laughingstock because of his handicap, Yarvi is bullied on every front—even by his mother.
And over coffee, Grimm seemed monstrously unprepared for a campaign, let alone Congress.
"Nothing," said the gentleman, certainly unprepared for Michael's resolution.
The unprepared sago is imported from the neighbouring island of Borromeo, and consists of the pith of a short, thick kind of palm.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
Lawrence had come to the conclusion that the guerrillas were surprised and totally unprepared for a fight.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
At the same time, not having looked for this cross-questioning, he was all unprepared with any likely answer.Mistress Wilding | Rafael Sabatini
Sahib, I could have killed him, and it would have been an easy matter to have done so, as he stood unprepared.Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor