Meaning of ill-equipped in English:


Pronunciation /ɪlɪˈkwɪpt/

Translate ill-equipped into Spanish


  • Not having the necessary resources or qualities for a particular role or task.

    ‘they feel ill-equipped to cope with emotional issues’
    • ‘Even members of the forum admitted to the Sunday Herald this week that they were woefully ill-equipped for the task.’
    • ‘They are ill-equipped for the task and the reporting process is painfully slow.’
    • ‘The discussion of this point must necessarily take place in rigorous scientific language, and I am ill-equipped for the task.’
    • ‘The early settlers were heroes for going out West, ill-equipped and unprepared.’
    • ‘The forest division is ill-equipped to tackle the plundering of forest resources or protect the rights of the tribals.’
    • ‘But he added that many of these riders were often ill-equipped, both in terms of experience and in protective clothing other than a crash helmet.’
    • ‘Too many bristles, and the skeleton isn't strong enough; too much exoskeleton and the fly is ill-equipped to sense its environment.’
    • ‘You'll laugh at Beethoven's foibles and you'll find it hard to suppress a tear as his friends do all they can to shield him from the world he was ill-equipped to be part of.’
    • ‘He is a man apparently without qualities or talent; a man like so many other men marooned in the past, ill-equipped and uneducated for change.’
    • ‘One reason may be that they don't understand them, and that many small businesses are ill-equipped to handle specialist areas of finance.’
    • ‘Paraguay, one of South America's poorest countries, has a health service ill-equipped for disasters on this scale.’
    • ‘When workmen eventually appeared at 11 am, Mr Jenkins says they were ill-equipped to clean the garden.’
    • ‘What concerns counsellors and women's groups is that hairdressers may be ill-equipped to handle the issues they uncover.’
    • ‘When disaster happens in a surgery, the staff are ill-equipped in every way to deal with a situation where brain death is four minutes away.’
    • ‘Their little mouths flail about searching for nourishment, and their mothers are often ill-equipped to help them.’
    • ‘So-called Spanish allies pulled out and left the ill-equipped British to virtually go it alone in the harsh winter.’
    • ‘Those who do not have the benefit of having studied medicine at university are ill-equipped to diagnose themselves.’
    • ‘Babies bring with them financial and social responsibilities for which many new parents are ill-equipped.’
    • ‘It showed how ill-equipped the government was to deal with such an event as people in the story struggled to survive the chaos.’
    not ready, unready, off guard, off one's guard, surprised, taken aback, unsuspecting