What does understaffed mean?

Definitions for understaffedˌʌn dərˈstæft, -ˈstɑft

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word understaffed.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. short-handed, short-staffed, undermanned, understaffed(adj)

    inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.

    "they're rather short-handed at the moment"; "overcrowded and understaffed hospitals"


  1. understaffed(Adjective)

    having an inadequate number of workers or assistants

  2. Origin: under + staffed


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of understaffed in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of understaffed in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ralph Erenzo:

    The problem with the TTB is they are underfunded and understaffed, there were 10 craft distilleries in 2003; now there are 700 new distilleries with individual labels for each product to be approved. The delays are holding back the economic power of the sector.

  2. Yang Weiguang:

    It was very sudden, he was in such good health, and he loved sports. It’s sad to see a doctor with 21 years of experience go like that. Yang Weiguang noted that Li Jing had led the hospital during outbreaks of SARS, dengue fever and the avian flu. Li Jing said colleagues will remember Li Jing as a modest and hardworking man. I believe the reason for this tragedy is that hospitals are too often understaffed.

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