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[il-pri-paird] /ˈɪl prɪˈpɛərd/
badly or inadequately prepared or trained:
ill-prepared job applicants; The hotel was ill-prepared for so many guests. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the Web for ill-prepared
Contemporary Examples
  • Obama-era Republicans are as ill-prepared for this wave of angry activism as Bush-era Democrats were for the rise of the netroots.

Historical Examples
  • He was weak, disheartened, ill-prepared for it, but he did it.

    The Boyhood of Great Inventors A. Fraser Robertson
  • Concerning the things about which you ask to be informed I believe that I am not ill-prepared with an answer.

    Symposium Plato
  • Warned by the troublous experiences of the times, the Chartrains were not ill-prepared for defence.

    The Story of Chartres Cecil Headlam
  • She bit her nether lip in annoyance at a courtier so ill-prepared for their adventure.

    Gilian The Dreamer Neil Munro
  • With tears in their eyes, her friends begged her to return without attempting the strain for which she was so ill-prepared.

    Garcia the Centenarian And His Times M. Sterling Mackinlay
  • We are ill-prepared to entertain a lady here, and no one knew of your coming.

    The Red Acorn John McElroy
  • But he was ill-prepared and the university is not the proper school for life.

    The Growth of a Soul August Strindberg
  • He said to Markham, 'You say you are ill-prepared to die; you shall have two hours' respite.'

    Sir Walter Ralegh William Stebbing
  • The plants have too frequently had to contend there as elsewhere with ill-prepared and weedy soils and imprudent pasturing.

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