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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.
Translations

unpreparedness

[ˈʌnprɪˈpɛərɪdnɪs] Nfalta f de preparación
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