Meaning of “ill-equipped” in the English Dictionary

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"ill-equipped" in American English

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us /ˌɪl·ɪˈkwɪpt/

lacking the ability or equipment necessary to do something well:

Young parents are sometimes ill-equipped to cope with a child.

(Definition of “ill-equipped” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ill-equipped" in Business English

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uk /ˌɪlɪˈkwɪpt/ us

not having the ability, qualities, or equipment that you need in order to do something :

ill-equipped to cope/deal with sth Budget cuts 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)