French translation of 'unprepared'
1. (= not ready) [person] qui n’est pas préparé(e)
to be unprepared for sth (= neglect to prepare for) [exam, course work] ne pas être préparé(e) pour qch
2. (= surprised)
to be unprepared for sth [announcement, response, weather] ne pas s’attendre à qch
to catch sb unprepared prendre qn au dépourvu
3. [speech] improvisé(e)
4. (= unwilling)
to be unprepared to do sth ne pas être prêt(e) à faire qch
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Example Sentences Including 'unprepared'
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I feel incredibly unprepared, naive and vulnerable.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
You will probably be totally unprepared for what is happening and unsure as to where to go next.Say Goodbye to Debt (1994)
How is it that, decades on, it still catches you unprepared?Times, Sunday Times (2015)
Organisations are usually unprepared to accept liability and very often try to fob the blame off.The Sun (2015)
So they were totally unprepared for what was about to happen.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
That is what he seemed completely unprepared for.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
They might only get one chance and they go into it totally unprepared.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
I was completely unprepared for how difficult it is.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
I was completely unprepared for the experience.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
I was completely unprepared for the first media attack against me.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
I was completely unprepared for this free-for-all.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Only once or twice do I seem to catch him unprepared, and then he just looks blank.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
And the biggest problem is that most drivers are totally unprepared for winter and refuse to carry out simple checks.The Sun (2008)
As a comic actor or writer you feel unprepared and are dependent on the aid workers who have all the information.The Sun (2013)
But I still feel unprepared.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
He had visited his wife in prison yesterday completely unprepared for what was to unfold.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
If anything, they should have their pay cut for misleading the public last winter which left us completely unprepared for the subsequent cold.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
New social workers were often unprepared for what they found on the front line, the report said.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Many wasted teaching time by coming to seminars totally unprepared and clearly not having bothered to do any work.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Young leaders are often unprepared for is the amount of criticism they will face.Christianity Today (2000)
Individuals promoted on the basis of technical expertise are often totally unprepared for management responsibilities.Human Resource Management in Government (1995)
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British English: unprepared ADJECTIVE
If you are unprepared for something, you are not ready for it, and you are therefore surprised or at a disadvantage when it happens.
I was totally unprepared for the announcement on the next day.
Translation of unprepared from the Collins English to French Dictionary