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  • adj. Not well prepared. Not ready, or not in condition to do a task.


From ill- +‎ prepared. (Wiktionary)


  • The British, determined to limit ground operations to the Mediterranean, overwhelmed an ill-prepared, poorly supported U.S. delegation.

    Between War and Peace

  • The United States is, in many ways, psychologically ill-prepared for the end of American hegemony.

    Zero-Sum Future

  • Foreign and local military forces alike are ill-prepared for riot control.

    Inside the Massacre at Afghan Compound

  • Restricted to two senior players at their Chigwell training ground in the build-up – Tom Huddlestone and Jermaine Jenas – due to mass international call-ups, Tottenham appeared ill-prepared for a return to league action after a fortnight's break.

    Tired Spurs hope Peter Crouch can be Real thing in Champions League

  • Urban mob violence against Western targets adds a disturbing new threat in a country that is fighting a mostly rural insurgency, and where foreign and local security forces are ill-prepared for riot control.

    Petraeus Says Quran Burning Endangers War Effort

  • By design, Pell Grants funnel money to institutions of “higher education” to pay the tuition and other institutional expenses of students who are so ill-prepared for learning at these institutions that the odds of their ever graduating are quite low.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Back to the House

  • Tamerlane: The main thing Pell Grants do is burden individuals who are ill-prepared for post-secondary education with massive amounts ofdebt ...

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Back to the House

  • There is no bias toward students ill-prepared for higher education.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Back to the House

  • But while he was "curious" to get a "glimpse of the great man," he was ill-prepared for the job.

    Weekend at Fidel's

  • You say "bring him on" -- that is little more than the type of empty bravado and rhetoric "W" used repeatedly to show how he was the most ignorant, ill-prepared and just down right dumb President in recent memory.

    Kris Amundson Retires


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