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Definition of "ill-equipped" []

  • Poorly or inadequately equipped. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "ill-equipped" in a sentence
  • "She ended her letter to Robert Smith, an attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius: "I fear that he is a man with a problem that may make him ill-equipped to lead an institution where women work under his command.""
  • "But in a letter written at the time of the investigation, she described a man "ill-equipped" to lead an institution that employed women."
  • "One rebel fighter, Salah Bash-Agha, a graduate law student, conceded that the inexperienced, ill-equipped rebel force faces bigger challenges in open combat compared with the street fighting at close quarters that they waged successfully against pro-Gadhafi forces for weeks in Misrata."
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