American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having made no preparations.
- adj. Not equipped to meet a contingency.
- adj. Impromptu: unprepared remarks.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not prepared.
- Not fitted or made suitable, fit, or ready for future use: as, unprepared provisions.
- Not brought into a right, safe, or suitable condition in view of a future event, contingency, accident, attack, danger, or the like; not put in order; specifically, not made ready or fit for death or eternity.
- Not planned; not worked out in advance; extemporaneous; as, an unprepared speech; unprepared speaking, Not brought into a particular mental state; not trained: as, an unprepared student.
- In music, specifically of a dissonant tone, not held over from a preceding chord or otherwise prepared; reached by a skip.
- adj. without preparation; not prepared for
“So many children are being born in unprepared and immature families.”
“Of course, being unprepared is another procrastination technique my sneaky mind likes to use.”
“Three other McCain advisors were sitting onstage, but it was Lieberman — whom Barack Obama endorsed just two years ago, when he faced a primary challenge — who volubly took the lead in criticizing the Democratic candidate, whom he described as unprepared to lead the country through a Manichaean global struggle.”
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“Lule said the biggest group he's seeing unprepared is Hispanics.”
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“Caroline Kennedy may have never "worked" but she has a "non public" life experience, She's been involved with many organizations and she's not running "unprepared" - to the highest officelike somewomantried beforeas Kathleen Parker wrote:”
“Victims of an unprovoked attack, unprepared, which is the best evidence of peaceable will, witnesses of the outrage of a neighbor people, bleeding from the wounds of their own country, -- what better cause for war could men have?”
“His remarks follow complaints by prominent Republicans who have criticized the choice of Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska, calling her unprepared for the job.”
“Mr. Miller, who is heading a separate Polish investigation, said both Polish and Russian aviation officials were "unprepared" to ensure a safe landing for the president's plane.”
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