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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having made no preparations.
  • adj. Not equipped to meet a contingency.
  • adj. Impromptu: unprepared remarks.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not prepared; caught by surprise.

from The 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.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. without preparation; not prepared for

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