unprepared

adjective un·pre·pared \ ˌən-pri-ˈperd \
|Updated on: 8 Jul 2018

Definition of unprepared

: not prepared
  • was unprepared for class
  • … they were woefully unprepared to take on the responsibilities expected of them.
  • —Richard M. Ketchum

unpreparedness

play \ˌən-pri-ˈper-əd-nəs also -ˈperd-nəs\ noun

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First Known Use of unprepared

1528

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UNPREPARED Defined for Kids

unprepared

adjective un·pre·pared \ ˌən-pri-ˈperd \

Definition of unprepared for Students

: not being or made ready


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