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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
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
  • Manufacturers were unprepared for this explosion of demand.
  • When cholera strikes an unprepared community, people get violently sick immediately.
  • And the success model is so compressed that all these people who are emotionally unprepared to handle it are running the show.
  • Those unprepared had to rely heavily on discounting.
  • Many experts warn that the world is overdue, and unprepared, for a global influenza pandemic.
  • And the region is woefully unprepared to mitigate the damage.
  • They were both physically and culturally unprepared.
  • The author found himself utterly unprepared for one of life's near certainties-the decline of a parent.
  • But there is no award show convention more grating than fake humility-the winner who pretends to be shocked and unprepared.
  • So he was not unprepared for the reaction of his colleagues.
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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