short-staffed


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short-staffed

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

adj
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) lacking an adequate number of staff, assistants, etc
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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"
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short-staffed

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

short-staffed

[ˌʃɔːtˈstɑːft] ADJfalto de personal
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

short-staffed

[ˌʃɔːtˈstɑːft] adja corto di personale
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