unprovided

adjective

un·​provided
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1
: not provided : lacking supplies, equipment, or funds
left his family unprovided for
2
: not warned or made ready : unprepared
3
: not provided for : unexpected
unprovidedness noun
plural -es

Word History

Etymology

un- entry 1 + provided, adjective

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unprovided was in the 15th century

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“Unprovided.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unprovided. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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