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understaffed

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Employment
understaffedun‧der‧staffed /ˌʌndəˈstɑːft◂ $ ˌʌndərˈstæft◂/ adjective 🔊 🔊 BEnot having enough workers, or fewer workers than usual
Examples from the Corpus
understaffedThe cafeteria is a little understaffed.He was kept busy writing lectures for he found the faculty grossly understaffed.Lack of finance inevitably meant that the College was understaffed.On the other hand, some staff may have underestimated dependency in order that homes did not appear understaffed.Rush hour crowding was a serious hazard, and the station was 39 percent understaffed.They are cheerful, competent, overworked and understaffed.The pollution inspectorate, which is expected to oversee the process, is currently understaffed and personnel are suffering from low morale.In recent years, the Inspectorate has been seen as understaffed and underfunded and has allegedly suffered from low morale.Officers at Long Lartin argue they're understaffed since the abolition of overtime.
From Longman Business Dictionaryunderstaffedun‧der‧staffed /ˌʌndəˈstɑːft◂ˌʌndərˈstæft◂/ adjectiveHUMAN RESOURCES a company, organization etc that is understaffed has fewer people working for it than it really needsThe factory inspectorate is seriously understaffed at the moment. opposite overstaffed
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