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unprepared adj
1 without preparation; not prepared for; "unprepared remarks"; "the shock was unprepared"; "our treaty makers approached their immensely difficult problems unprepared"- R.E.Danielson [ant: prepared]
2 lacking with intellectual equipment; "unprepared to stand on his own feet"
3 not put in a state of preparedness; "the machinery was unprepared for the extra load"

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  1. Not prepared; caught by surprise.
    The castle was unprepared for the assault.

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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