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[il-i-kwipt] /ˈɪl ɪˈkwɪpt/
badly or inadequately equipped:
an ill-equipped army.
a student ill-equipped to begin calculus.
Origin of ill-equipped
1955-60 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Virus surveillance systems are ill-equipped to detect mutations arising in flu viruses.
  • Governments with limited resources are often ill-equipped to monitor a profusion of local and regional newspapers.
  • But plenty of people are ill-equipped emotionally or psychologically for the work they do.
  • State legislators are poorly situated and ill-equipped to sort and evaluate students who apply for scholarships.
  • We are left to make decisions that anyone wouldbe ill-equipped to make.
  • There's a certain irony to the fact that the center of innovation is ill-equipped to accommodate the cyclical nature of business.
  • The strategy was designed to reverse years of neglect that had created a porous, understaffed and ill-equipped border.

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