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Meaning of “ill-equipped” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of ill-equipped from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ill-equipped" in American English

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ill-equippedadjective

 us   /ˌɪl·ɪˈkwɪpt/
lacking the ​ability or ​equipmentnecessary to do something well: Young ​parents are sometimes ill-equipped to ​cope with a ​child.
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"ill-equipped" in Business English

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ill-equippedadjective

uk   us   /ˌɪlɪˈkwɪpt/
not having the ​ability, ​qualities, or ​equipment that you need in ​order to do something : ill-equipped to cope/deal with sth Budgetcuts have ​left the hospitals ​understaffed and ill-equipped to ​deal with the recent ​surge of flu patients.
(Definition of ill-equipped from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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