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English definition of “ill-equipped”


adjective     /ˌɪlɪˈkwɪpt/
EQUIPMENT not having the necessary equipmentNot expected or planned
ABILITY not having the necessary ability or qualities to do something: [+ to do sth] These teachers were ill-equipped to deal with rowdy students.Weakness and vulnerability
(Definition of ill-equipped adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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