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prepared

[pri-paird] /prɪˈpɛərd/
adjective
1.
properly expectant, organized, or equipped; ready:
prepared for a hurricane.
2.
(of food) processed by the manufacturer or seller, by cooking, cleaning, or the like, so as to be ready to serve or use with little or no further preparation.
Origin of prepared
1520-1530
1520-30; prepare + -ed2
Related forms
preparedly
[pri-pair-id-lee, -paird-lee] /prɪˈpɛər ɪd li, -ˈpɛərd li/ (Show IPA),
adverb
self-prepared, adjective
superprepared, adjective
unprepared, adjective
unpreparedly, adverb
well-prepared, adjective
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Examples from the Web for unprepared
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  • If he misses it, the teacher cannot decide that he was unprepared.

    The Teacher Jacob Abbott
  • unprepared as he was for the large pill he had to swallow, he got it down.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • "Well—" Mrs. Maldon was unprepared for this apparently quite natural and kindly suggestion.

    The Price of Love Arnold Bennett
  • But this time Ruffo was unprepared, and it dropped on the rock by his bare feet.

    A Spirit in Prison Robert Hichens
  • A strong and united nation may be destroyed if it is unprepared against sudden attack.

British Dictionary definitions for unprepared

unprepared

/ˌʌnprɪˈpɛəd/
adjective
1.
having made inadequate preparations
2.
not made ready or prepared
3.
done without preparation; extemporaneous
Derived Forms
unpreparedly, adverb
unpreparedness, noun
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Word Origin and History for unprepared
adj.

1540s, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of prepare (v.).

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