Definition of unequipped in English:



  • [predicative] Not equipped with the necessary items or skills.

    ‘kids unequipped to deal with the situation’
    • ‘The unpaid, unequipped and untrained army was to be inspired by feelings of patriotism and nationalism.’
    • ‘Most of the criticism reserved for former health minister Clarke is that at 61 he is past his sell-by date and somehow unequipped for today's challenges.’
    • ‘People who are undereducated often feel unequipped to participate in the political process.’
    • ‘The United States is completely unequipped to deal with a problem like this.’
    • ‘But unlike Mr. Jack I was neither a doctor nor a surgeon, and thus I was unequipped to deal with the trickiness of human anatomy.’
    • ‘Indeed, more than ready, and we will not send you out into the world unequipped.’
    • ‘Therefore, when asked why this and why that by their children, they often find themselves unequipped to supply the answers.’
    • ‘But, if you want to leave unequipped, that's fine with me.’
    • ‘Having preferred the fun, party-filled, alcohol-laced life she'd become accustomed to in college, she was unprepared and unequipped for motherhood.’
    • ‘At the same time, however, the city has a solid, and seemingly intractable core of families caught in the poverty trap, living on benefits, untrained and unequipped for the job market.’
    • ‘And this can leave us unequipped to deal with just those problems for which new facts and analysis are most needed.’
    • ‘But more horrifying still would be a military unable or unequipped to deal with the Forces of Terror.’
    • ‘Her story is a compelling example of what can happen to migrant women who are unequipped socially and economically to deal with their new role.’
    • ‘They are simply unequipped to understand or handle reality.’
    • ‘Rushing into things may leave you unequipped to deal with problems should they arise.’
    • ‘If we continue to allow our fears to overwhelm us, then we may create a generation completely unequipped to cope with the travails of their own lives.’
    • ‘The knock-on effect is that the streets are sewers of foul-smelling rubbish and discarded flyers, with which the council seems woefully unequipped and disinclined to deal.’
    • ‘These students are desperately unequipped to handle the rapidly evolving and demanding technical and professional skills in the public sector and the business world of the 21st Century.’
    • ‘Now there are so many resources offering advice and information that no mother should be unequipped.’
    • ‘He was physically, emotionally, and psychologically abusive, and Flinn was totally unequipped to deal with this.’
    unskilled, untaught, non-technical, unschooled, untutored, unpractised, inexperienced, unequipped, unversed, uninformed, unacquainted
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