: not having the experience or preparation that is needed
He is ill-equipped to handle so much responsibility.

Examples of ill-equipped in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Despite two decades of reforms, the security forces remain chronically underfunded and widely unpopular, ill-equipped to take on the massive responsibilities that their Western backers are envisioning. Loveday Morris, Washington Post, 5 Mar. 2024 The encampment sprawled across a grassy plateau, where Washington arrived at the head of a contingent of weary and ill-equipped soldiers. Evan Osnos, The New Yorker, 4 Mar. 2024 State and local authorities that conduct elections are often under-resourced and over-worked, leaving them ill-equipped to cope with rising challenges. Loren Thompson, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 It was not demoralized, incompetent, or ill-equipped. Keith Gessen, The New Yorker, 15 Feb. 2024 Often the responsibility of that support falls to middle managers who, in addition to being ill-equipped, are often struggling with work stress and burnout themselves. Trey Williams, Fortune, 14 Feb. 2024 The Post investigation revealed that assisted-living facilities are often ill-equipped to handle the job of protecting these vulnerable residents. Douglas MacMillan, Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2024 Fearing the island’s only hospital (with just three ventilators) was ill-equipped for the pandemic, the island’s mayor, Pedro Edmunds Paoa, asked LATAM Airlines to cancel all flights into Mataveri International Airport, the world’s most remote commercial airfield. Mark Johanson, Travel + Leisure, 19 Jan. 2024 That the company is still in business and touting how little the settlement matters underscores how truly underpowered and ill-equipped the FTC is for the job it's been asked to perform. Dell Cameron, WIRED, 16 Jan. 2024

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“Ill-equipped.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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