Definitions for underemployedˌʌn dər ɛmˈplɔɪd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•em•ployedˌʌn dər ɛmˈplɔɪd(adj.)

  1. employed at a job that does not fully use one's skills or abilities.

    Category: Economics

  2. employed only part-time when one is available for full-time work.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  3. not utilized fully, as machinery or facilities.

    Category: Economics

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. underemployed(adj)

    employed only part-time when one needs full-time employment or not making full use of your skills

    "migrants are likely to be poor and underemployed"; "able people are kept underemployed"


  1. underemployed(Adjective)

    Employed in a job for which one is overqualified; or employed in a job that does not pay as much as one wants or expects.


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