ill-equipped

ill-equipped
adjective
poorly supplied with physical equipment (Freq. 1)
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the school was ill-equipped

Similar to: ↑unequipped

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adj

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/il"i kwipt"/, adj.
1. badly or inadequately equipped: an ill-equipped army.
2. ill-prepared: a student ill-equipped to begin calculus.
[1955-60]

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ill-equippedˈ adjective
Insufficiently provided with tools, etc
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Main Entry:ill

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ill-equipped UK [ˌɪl ɪˈkwɪpt] US [ˌɪlɪ ˈkwɪpt] adjective formal
without the necessary equipment, skills, or abilities to do something

The walkers were ill-equipped for extreme weather conditions.

I felt ill-equipped to teach such young children.

Thesaurus: not skilful or ablesynonym

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ˌill-eˈquipped [ill-equipped] adjective \ill-equipped (for sth) | \ill-equipped (to do sth)
not having the necessary equipment or skills

At 18, he was ill-equipped for such a responsible job.

The department is ill-equipped to deal with such a large number of enquiries.


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