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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 ?
I was not unprepared for jagged rocks and treacherous shoals if I could only have change -- change and the excitement of the unforeseen.
Or, perhaps, you are not unprepared for the announcement I have it in charge to make?
Young though he was, my Grandson -- who was unusually intelligent for his age, and bred up in perfect reverence for the authority of the Circles -- took in the situation with an acuteness for which I was quite unprepared.
I say lucky for us he did not reach us, and I might almost say luckily for himself; for we had only a small breaker of water and some soddened ship's biscuits with us, so sudden had been the alarm, so unprepared the ship for any disaster.
Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.
But when it is remembered that in Zarathustra we not only have the history of his most intimate experiences, friendships, feuds, disappointments, triumphs and the like, but that the very form in which they are narrated is one which tends rather to obscure than to throw light upon them, the difficulties which meet the reader who starts quite unprepared will be seen to be really formidable.
I had carefully prepared myself to take rather a back seat in that ship because of the uncommonly select material that would alone be permitted to pass through the camel's eye of that committee on credentials; I had schooled myself to expect an imposing array of military and naval heroes and to have to set that back seat still further back in consequence of it maybe; but I state frankly that I was all unprepared for this crusher.
It was like some dreadful dream one has of finding one's self in battle without the courage needed to carry one creditably through the action, or on the stage unprepared by study of the part which one is to appear in.
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 capital was utterly unprepared to stand a siege, and seeing that resistance was useless, at once opened its gates.
The fire from the vessels was most ineffectual, owing, as I afterward learned, to the unexpected suddenness of the first volley, which caught the ship's crews entirely unprepared and the sighting apparatus of the guns unprotected from the deadly aim of our warriors.
So great and unprepared a change pointed to madness; but in view of Lanyon's manner and words, there must lie for it some deeper ground.