Definitions

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

  • adj. Not ready or prepared.
  • adj. Slow to see or respond; not prompt.

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  • adj. Not ready.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not ready or prepared; not prompt; slow; awkward; clumsy.
  • adj. Not dressed; undressed.
  • transitive v. To undress.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Not ready; not prepared; not fit.
  • Not prompt; not quick.
  • Awkward; ungainly.
  • Not dressed; undressed.
  • To undress.

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

  • adj. not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond

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Examples

  • Whatever is unready, that is ready; it is a bed soon made.

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  • Android handset built by google was said to be 'unready' to run mobileSkype Voip software.

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  • Originally I thought that Ethel the Unready could pass on his nickname to George W. (The Saxon definition of "unready" includes "poorly counseled.")

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  • As his term continued I decided that "unready" was not enough.

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  • According to in-house assessments, fully two-thirds of the Army's operating force, both active and reserve, is now reporting in as "unready" — that is, they lack the equipment, people, or training they need to execute their assigned missions.

    Have We Run Out of Troops?

  • About 15% of prime-time viewing on the broadcast networks occurs on TVs that Nielsen says are "unready" for the transition.

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  • She asserted that President Bush had been "unready" for the office, did not understand its "constitutional character," exhibited in his decisions an "ideological disdain."

    While McCain Watches

  • That is why when units return from combat, the Pentagon officially classifies them as "unready" until they have rested and been retrained in standard procedures.

    Why Iraq Has No Army

  • Allegedly complicit in the murder of his half-brother, King Edward the Martyr, in order to gain the throne, this "unready" king began his reign at a young age under the tutelage of his mother Ælfthryth.

    Æthelred

  • According to in-house assessments, fully two-thirds of the Army's operating force, both active and reserve, is now reporting in as "unready"—that is, they lack the equipment, people, or training they need to execute their assigned missions.

    Hullabaloo

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  • Not ready; not prepared; not fit.

    Not prompt; not quick.

    Awkward; ungainly.

    Not dressed; undressed.

    To undress.

    --Century Dictionary

    October 23, 2012