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understaffed

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj understaffed inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc. "they're rather short-handed at the moment","overcrowded and understaffed hospitals"
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Usage

In literature:

That's why we are at the present moment a little understaffed.
"A Man of Means" by P. G. Wodehouse and C. H. Bovill
As always, they were overworked and understaffed, they did their quick survey and rushed on to some new planet job.
"Do Unto Others" by Mark Clifton
The estate was understaffed, underfinanced, and the repairs were always in arrear.
"Notwithstanding" by Mary Cholmondeley
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In news:

I WAS STARTING to wonder what takes longer - getting an appointment at one of the city's overcrowded and understaffed Neighborhood Health Centers or getting Mayor Street's administration to explain the long wait.
Animal shelter overcrowded and understaffed .
'Weekend effect' a problem in understaffed hospitals, study finds.
Liquor Authority understaffed, underfunded and worse.
Critics see understaffed, overwhelmed Treasury.
Pros for abolishing 1) ESPD is unfairly understaffed, and too expensive to bring to a proper staffing level.
1) ESPD is unfairly understaffed, and too expensive to bring to a proper staffing level.
Voters cast ballots Tuesday afternoon in the East Hampton High School auditorium, where polls were understaffed, according to one worker, but still orderly.
The dispatch center in understaffed by more than a dozen positions.
Sheriff Arnold Says County Jail Understaffed.
Understaffed Detroit Police Say Enter the City at Your Own Risk.
Financial challenges have Hazleton police Chief Frank DeAndrea comparing his understaffed department to a sinking ship.
Under a proposal by Dooley, the three existing police command centers – which have been described as outdated and understaffed – would be centralized into a single, modern location.
A union for correctional officers in Texas says understaffing is putting guards at risk during what has been the deadliest year inside state prisons in more than two decades.
AUSTIN, Texas—A union for correctional officers in Texas says understaffing is putting guards at increased risk, especially around the holidays, during what has already been the deadliest year inside state prisons in more than a decade.
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In science:

The HET immediately became a 100% queue-scheduled telescope by default, and hence would be understaffed.
Ten Year Review of Queue Scheduling of the Hobby-Eberly Telescope
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