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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Seth Galanter:

    It’s a very surface level fix that certainly will make that particular parent happy, but isn’t fulfilling OCR’s obligation, oCR is underfunded and understaffed and in order to get through all the complaints in some kind of timely manner, staff is being forced to give them superficial treatment.

  4. 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.

  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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