What does understaffed mean?

Definitions for understaffed
ˌʌn dərˈstæft, -ˈstɑftun·der·staffed

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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

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  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

Examples of understaffed in a Sentence

  1. Jason Chaffetz:

    The fundamental problem is that they are still understaffed by nearly 1,000 agents, and the consequence is the people that are there have to work more hours than they ever should be scheduled to work, you don’t want an agent who’s been on the job for 12 hours a day for 30 days in a row standing guard on the president—that’s not good for anyone.

  2. Jason Chaffetz:

    This was supposed to be a one-time recognition of a problem that still hasn’t been fixed and that is that they are dramatically understaffed.

  3. Lisa Graybill:

    Dozens have died and hundreds of others live in squalid conditions with standing sewage in freezing temperatures as a result of ... Mississippis neglect. Mississippis prisons are overcrowded, understaffed, and arent safe for anyone.

  4. 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.

  5. 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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