short-staffed


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short-staffed

(shôrt′stăft′)
adj.
Having fewer staff members than is usual or desirable.

short-staffed

adj
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) lacking an adequate number of staff, assistants, etc
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.short-staffed - inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.short-staffed - inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.; "they're rather short-handed at the moment"; "overcrowded and understaffed hospitals"
inadequate, unequal - lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task; "inadequate training"; "the staff was inadequate"; "she was unequal to the task"

short-staffed

adjective undermanned, understaffed, short-handed, below strength The hospital is desperately short-staffed.
Translations

short-staffed

[ˌʃɔːtˈstɑːft] ADJfalto de personal

short-staffed

[ˌʃɔːtˈstɑːft] adja corto di personale
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