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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
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