short-staffed


short-staffed
adjective
inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.
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they're rather short-handed at the moment

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overcrowded and understaffed hospitals

Similar to: ↑inadequate, ↑unequal

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adj
shorthanded, understaffed, with insufficient staff, below strength

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adjective UNDERSTAFFED, short-handed, undermanned, below strength.

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short-staffedˈ adjective
Having a reduced or inadequate number of staff
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Main Entry:short

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short-staffed UK [ˌʃɔː(r)t ˈstɑːft] US [ˌʃɔrt ˈstɑft] adjective
without enough workers

We’re quite short-staffed at the moment.

Thesaurus: words used to describe businesses and companieshyponym

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adj [more \short-staffed; most \short-staffed]
: having fewer than the usual number of people available

The team/department is short-staffed. [=shorthanded]

a short-staffed hospital

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ˌshort-ˈstaffed [short-staffed] adjective not usually before noun
having fewer members of staff than you need or usually have
Syn: short-handed

We're short-staffed at the moment because a lot of people are off sick.

see also understaffed

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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