• WordNet 3.6
    • adj unprepared without preparation; not prepared for "unprepared remarks","the shock was unprepared","our treaty makers approached their immensely difficult problems unprepared"- R.E.Danielson"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • unprepared Not prepared.
    • unprepared Not fitted or made suitable, fit, or ready for future use: as, unprepared provisions.
    • unprepared Not brought into a right, safe, or suitable condition in view of a future event, contingency, accident, attack, danger, or the like; not put in order; specifically, not made ready or fit for death or eternity.
    • unprepared Not planned; not worked out in advance; extemporaneous; as, an unprepared speech; unprepared speaking, Not brought into a particular mental state; not trained: as, an unprepared student.
    • unprepared In music, specifically of a dissonant tone, not held over from a preceding chord or otherwise prepared; reached by a skip.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Unprepared un-prē-pārd′ without preparation, done without such
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  • Frances Cornford
    Frances Cornford
    “Magnificently unprepared for the long littleness of life.”


In literature:

He was, however, unprepared for what followed.
"The Battle Of The Strong, Complete A Romance of Two Kingdoms" by Gilbert Parker
She was unprepared for the question.
"The World For Sale, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
As for the Maroons, when the trouble comes, I shall not be unprepared.
"No Defense, Complete" by Gilbert Parker
It was heaven; but it left me entirely unprepared for the world I was about to enter.
"The Log-Cabin Lady, An Anonymous Autobiography" by Unknown
Vienna was unprepared for a long siege.
"The Thirty Years War, Complete" by Friedrich Schiller
Prepared or unprepared to die, He stands before his Judge on high.
"Wilhelm Tell" by Friedrich Schiller
It would be most imprudent to be unprepared.
"Why We are at War" by Woodrow Wilson
The Romans were still unprepared to meet Hannibal.
"History of Rome from the Earliest times down to 476 AD" by Robert F. Pennell
It was, evident also that they were unprepared to reply to me.
"Under the Prophet in Utah" by Frank J. Cannon and Harvey J. O'Higgins
She was quite unprepared for such an interview.
"Prisoner for Blasphemy" by G. W. [George William] Foote

In poetry:

Keep the Corinthians ever in thy mind,
Who erst with several diseases pin'd,
Because they unprepar'd and rashly went,
Without due thought, unto the sacrament.
"A Preparation For The Holy Communion" by Rees Prichard
A thousand times his reeling steps had trode
The fatal path, and still escaped the doom
That sent him unprepared to meet his God,
And to a lone, unwept, unhonour'd tomb.
"On Seeing A Dead Body of A Man" by Janet Hamilton
But now, seeing her busy in her little workshop,
and seeing the chance that I wanted
that her answer would be be unprepared,
I asked: what would you have me write about?
"Impasse" by Martinus Nijhoff
For did not God and his celestial train,
Around his servants keep a constant guard,
They all had by the foe, e'er this, been slain,
And swallow'd up, asleep and unprepar'd.
"A Warning, Or Admonition, To Every Man, To Think On God In The Morning" by Rees Prichard
Since the last revolving dawn
Scatter'd the nocturnal cloud,
O, how many souls have gone,
Unprepar'd, to meet their God!
Yet thou dost prolong my breath,
Nor hast seal'd my eyes in death.
"Jesus," by Augustus Montague Toplady
You took me weak and unprepared.
I had not thought that you who shared
My days, my nights, my heart, my life,
Would slash me with a naked knife
And gently tell me not to bleed
But to accept your crazy creed.
"And so it ends" by Victoria Sackville-West

In news:

Despite the threat of earthquakes, most Californians are unprepared for the next disaster.
Why was the US so unprepared for the attack.
A new study finds that while 69 percent of senior IT and business professionals expect that their workflow will be interrupted by crises, they remain unprepared for shortages.
I HAVE LONG BEEN an admirer of Ie Carré, yet I was unprepared for his latest book, The Secret Pilgrim .
Many in Hawaii remain unprepared for the workplace, but education programs are making progress.
Natural Disasters can catch you off guard and unprepared.
Research suggests that promoting unprepared students does little to increase their achievement or life chances.
Survey Says US Public Still Unprepared for Catastrophe.
I woke up totally unrefreshed and completely unprepared to face the day.
Sadly, most resorts were unprepared.
This in contrast to Pennsylvania, which she said was caught with a regulatory infrastructure that was unprepared for the Marcellus shale natural gas boom.
Naturally, I was totally unprepared for the event of an actual freeze.
Franken says privacy laws unprepared for facial recognition technology By Katy Bachman.
Don't Enter the Ring Unprepared.
But, how unprepared I was.

In science:

Ob ject perception capabilities are a key element in building robots able to develop useful tasks in generic, unprepared, human environments.
Evaluation of Three Vision Based Object Perception Methods for a Mobile Robot
The three methods have been thoroughly evaluated in a dataset obtained by our mobile robot while navigating in an unprepared indoor environment.
Evaluation of Three Vision Based Object Perception Methods for a Mobile Robot
CPT-symmetry studies have the disadvantage that in some approaches to the quantum-gravity problem, e.g. loop quantum gravity, one is not yet able to couple ordinary particles to gravity, and the theories are therefore unprepared to describe C transformations.
Quantum-Gravity Phenomenology: Status and Prospects