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un·pre·pared

 (ŭn′prĭ-pârd′)
adj.
1. Having made no preparations.
2. Not equipped to meet a contingency.
3. Impromptu: unprepared remarks.

un′pre·par′ed·ly (-pâr′ĭd-lē) adv.
un′pre·par′ed·ness (-pâr′ĭd-nĭs, -pârd′nĭs) n.

unprepared

(ˌʌnprɪˈpɛəd)
adj
1. having made inadequate preparations
2. not made ready or prepared
3. done without preparation; extemporaneous
ˌunpreˈparedly adv
ˌunpreˈparedness n
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.unprepared - without preparationunprepared - without preparation; not prepared for; "unprepared remarks"; "the shock was unprepared"; "our treaty makers approached their immensely difficult problems unprepared"- R.E.Danielson
unready - not prepared or in a state of readiness; slow to understand or respond; "she cursed her unready tongue"
prepared - made ready or fit or suitable beforehand; "a prepared statement"; "be prepared for emergencies"

unprepared

adjective
1. taken off guard, caught napping (informal), unready, surprised, unaware, unsuspecting, taken aback, caught on the hop (Brit. informal) We were completely unprepared.
2. unwilling, reluctant, loath, opposed, resistant, averse, disinclined, indisposed He was unprepared to co-operate, or indeed to communicate.
3. improvised, spontaneous, off the cuff (informal), ad-lib, extemporaneous The actual comedy is unprepared.
Translations

unprepared

[ˈʌnprɪˈpɛəd] ADJ
1. (= unready) the student who comes to an exam unpreparedel estudiante que viene al examen sin estar preparado or sin preparación
to catch sb unpreparedpillar a algn desprevenido
to be unprepared for sth (= not expect) → no contar con algo, no esperar algo; (= be unequipped) → no estar preparado para algo
she was totally unprepared for motherhoodno estaba preparada para ser madre en absoluto
2. (= improvised) [speech, lecture] → improvisado
3. (= unwilling) to be unprepared to do sthno estar dispuesto a hacer algo

unprepared

[ˌʌnprɪˈpɛərd] adj
(= not ready) [person] → qui n'est pas préparé(e)
to be unprepared for sth (= neglect to prepare for) [+ exam, course work] → ne pas être préparé(e) pour qch
(= surprised) to be unprepared for sth [+ announcement, response, weather] → ne pas s'attendre à qch
to catch sb unprepared → prendre qn au dépourvu
[speech] → improvisé(e)
(= unwilling) to be unprepared to do sth → ne pas être prêt(e) à faire qch

unprepared

adjnicht vorbereitet, unvorbereitet; to be unprepared for somethingfür etw nicht vorbereitet sein; (= be surprised)auf etw (acc)nicht vorbereitet or gefasst sein; you’ve caught me unprepareddarauf bin ich nicht vorbereitet; to be unprepared to do something (= not willing)nicht bereit sein, etw zu tun

unprepared

[ˌʌnprɪˈpɛəd] adj (person) → impreparato/a; (speech) → improvvisato/a
it caught me unprepared → mi ha trovato impreparato
he was unprepared for her reaction → la sua reazione lo colse alla sprovvista
References in classic literature ?
As it was, three of the oarsmen --who foreknew not the precise instant of the dart, and were therefore unprepared for its effects -- these were flung out; but so fell, that, in an instant two of them clutched the gunwale again, and rising to its level on a combing wave, hurled themselves bodily inboard again; the third man helplessly dropping astern, but still afloat and swimming.
I was surprised, and entirely unprepared for this;--but surely you will allow me to intercede for these poor creatures.
He told how he had begun life an orphan lad without money and without friends able to help him; how he had lived as the slaves of the meanest master lived; how his day's work was from sixteen to eighteen hours long, and yielded him only enough black bread to keep him in a half-fed condition; how his faithful endeavors finally attracted the attention of a good blacksmith, who came near knocking him dead with kindness by suddenly offering, when he was totally unprepared, to take him as his bound apprentice for nine years and give him board and clothes and teach him the trade -- or "mystery" as Dowley called it.
Well, then, forgive me; I didn't mean to laugh - I got caught unprepared.
The Hair Trunk is not hurled at the stranger's head--so to speak--as the chief feature of an immortal work so often is; no, it is carefully guarded from prominence, it is subordinated, it is restrained, it is most deftly and cleverly held in reserve, it is most cautiously and ingeniously led up to, by the master, and consequently when the spectator reaches it at last, he is taken unawares, he is unprepared, and it bursts upon him with a stupefying surprise.
None of them had ever seen a person bearing a title of nobility before, and none had been expecting to see one now, consequently the title came upon them as a kind of pile-driving surprise and caught them unprepared.
The luxury of having slaves of his own to wait upon him was something new and unprepared for.
Thanks to it, I was able to meet subsequent occurrences with a decent calm, which, had they found me unprepared, I should probably have been unequal to maintain, even externally.
He walked back discontentedly; and so fell into his father's clutches, totally unprepared for the pending announcement, in that formidable quarter, of his departure for London.
Unprepared as he was for the large pill he had to swallow, he got it down.
Peggotty had made a communication to me on the way to London for which I was not unprepared.
That was a feeble evasion, but Godfrey was not fond of lying, and, not being sufficiently aware that no sort of duplicity can long flourish without the help of vocal falsehoods, he was quite unprepared with invented motives.