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English definition of “ill-equipped”


adjective     /ˌɪl.ɪˈkwɪpt/
without the ability , qualities , or equipment to do something: [+ to infinitive] He seems to me ill-equipped to cope with the responsibility . school leavers ill-equipped for adult life Inability and awkwardness
(Definition of ill-equipped adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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