ill-equipped


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ill-e·quipped

(ĭl′ĭ-kwĭpt′)
adj.
Poorly or inadequately equipped.

ill-equipped

adj
without the skills, qualities, or equipment necessary (for something)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ill-equipped - poorly supplied with physical equipment; "the school was ill-equipped"
unequipped - without necessary physical or intellectual equipment; "guerrillas unequipped for a pitched battle"; "unequipped for jobs in a modern technological society"
Translations

ill-equipped

[ˈɪlɪˈkwɪpt] ADJ [expedition etc] → mal equipado
he was ill-equipped for the taskno estaba preparado para esa tarea
the prisons are ill-equipped to cope with such large numberslas cárceles carecen del equipamiento necesario para acoger a tanta población reclusa

ill-equipped

[ɪlɪˈkwɪpt] adj (lacking necessary qualities) → impreparato/a; (lacking equipment) → mal equipaggiato/a
they were ill-equipped for the part → non avevano i requisiti necessari per la parte
References in classic literature ?
I have thought since how particularly ill-equipped I was for such an experience.
Terribly armed for battle as they are, man presents to them in his primal state an easy prey, slow of foot, puny of strength, ill-equipped by nature with natural weapons of defense.
It was as if he had studied at the university himself, instead of being ill-equipped from browsing at haphazard through the books in the library.
They were not too abundantly provisioned, and they were put on short rations, and for all the thick garments they had, they were but ill-equipped against the piercing wind and inhospitable violence of this wilderness.
Arguing that the Canadian drug distribution system is ill-equipped to supply California consumers with prescription drugs, representatives from the Coalition for Manitoba Pharmacy and Manitoba Society of Seniors joined forces with California business and patient groups at a news conference today to urge lawmakers to reconsider a series of policy proposals - AB 1957 (Frommer), SB 1149 (Ortiz), SB 1144 (Burton) and SB 1333 (Perata) - that recently passed out of Senate and Assembly Appropriations Committees and are one step away from the Governor's desk.
With bottom lines strained, theater owners are ill-equipped to assume any new costly technological transitions.
Leicester are hopelessly ill-equipped to return to the Premier.
However, with no formal guideline or policy limiting the use of these instruments going forward, the district could potentially expose itself to a level of financial risk which it is ill-equipped to manage.
Yet private transit serves a number of niche markets that monopolies are ill-equipped to serve.
The combined effects of exponential data growth and new regulations requiring information assurance controls have left most enterprises ill-equipped to manage the required legal records," said Mark Searle, CEO of Addamark.
And up until now, small-town schools have been ill-equipped to deal with violence.
We are tired of students and others ill-equipped to talk about the complexities of both drug addiction and drug laws entering forums with young people and discussing drug policy unopposed when their obvious aim is to legalize drugs and normalize a drug culture," remarked STAND co-founder and spokesperson Chrissy Trotta, a junior at George Washington University.