adjective Date: 1848 inadequately staffed

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  • undermanned — un‧der‧manned [ˌʌndəˈmænd◂ ǁ ər ] adjective HUMAN RESOURCES an office, department, organization etc that is undermanned has fewer people working in it than it really needs: • The department is poorly funded and hopelessly undermanned.… …   Financial and business terms

  • Undermanned — Un der*manned , a. (Naut.) Insufficiently furnished with men; short handed. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • undermanned — [spelling only] …   English World dictionary

  • undermanned — [[t]ʌ̱ndə(r)mæ̱nd[/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu v link ADJ If an organization is undermanned, it does not have enough employees to function properly. In some stores we were undermanned and customer service was suffering. Syn: understaffed …   English dictionary

  • undermanned — un|der|manned [ˌʌndəˈmænd US ər ] adj a ship, office etc that is undermanned does not have enough workers to operate effectively = ↑understaffed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • undermanned — /un deuhr mand /, adj. lacking a normal or sufficient work force, complement of troops, or the like; understaffed; short handed. [1865 70; UNDER + MANNED] * * * …   Universalium

  • undermanned — adjective Insufficiently manned; understaffed …   Wiktionary

  • undermanned — Synonyms and related words: bare handed, beggarly, empty handed, famished, half starved, ill off, ill equipped, ill furnished, ill provided, impoverished, on short commons, pauperized, poor, shorthanded, starved, starveling, starving, underfed,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • undermanned — (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Lacking the requisite workers or players: shorthanded. See EXCESS …   English dictionary for students

  • undermanned — un|der|manned [ ,ʌndər mænd ] adjective not having enough workers to do a job quickly or effectively: UNDERSTAFFED …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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