American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Poorly or inadequately equipped.
- adj. Not well equipped; lacking important resources and supplies
- adj. poorly supplied with physical equipment
“She ended her letter to Robert Smith, an attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius: "I fear that he is a man with a problem that may make him ill-equipped to lead an institution where women work under his command.”
“But in a letter written at the time of the investigation, she described a man "ill-equipped" to lead an institution that employed women.”
“One rebel fighter, Salah Bash-Agha, a graduate law student, conceded that the inexperienced, ill-equipped rebel force faces bigger challenges in open combat compared with the street fighting at close quarters that they waged successfully against pro-Gadhafi forces for weeks in Misrata.”
“The poorly trained, ill-equipped Russian troops met strong resistance, and it took more than two months of brutal fighting to occupy Grozny, which was badly damaged.”
“The argument that the government is ill-equipped and shouldn't be trusted with the such far-reaching power is no joke.”
“Many experts say that without the help of fighter planes and missile strikes from NATO members, the ill-equipped and poorly trained Libyan rebel force would have been defeated by now or be on the verge of defeat.”
“Largely driven by services and contract research, the Indian biotech industry, on its own, is ill-equipped to address India's health and agri-biotech demands.”
“Too many adults out there are ill-equipped for the 21st-century economy," says Dennis Jones, president of the National Center for Higher Education Management Systems, a nonprofit research group based in Boulder, Colo.”
“I'm uncomfortably aware of everything that could go wrong, and my brain keeps reminding me how ill-equipped I am to deal with these theoretical catastrophes.”
“The reality is our approach to hiring and retaining people to teach in America's classrooms is fundamentally ill-equipped to meet the demands of the 21st century.”
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