ill-prepared

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ill- +‎ prepared.

Adjective[edit]

ill-prepared (comparative more ill-prepared, superlative most ill-prepared)

  1. Not well prepared. Not ready, or not in condition to do a task.
    He was ill-prepared for the exam. I'm not surprised he failed.
    • William M Kelso, Jamestown - The Buried Truth
      The colonists, many of them gentlemen ill-prepared to be settlers, achieved failure at almost everything they tried.