un·​der·​fi·​nanced | \ ˌən-dər-fə-ˈnan(t)st How to pronounce underfinanced (audio) , -ˈfī-ˌnan(t)st, -fī-ˈnan(t)st \

Definition of underfinanced

: inadequately financed

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Recent Examples on the Web Given our region’s years of underfinanced arena plans, unfulfilled promises of teams and vanishing investors, both the NHL and council are understandably still leery. Geoff Baker, The Seattle Times, "Only groups standing between Seattle and NHL, new KeyArena are those that want them most," 16 Sep. 2018 The two restrictor-plate tracks mean the underfinanced cars have a chance to run up front. OrlandoSentinel.com, "Small NASCAR racing margins often come from big bucks," 8 July 2018 The city’s public housing has been underfinanced for years, and many buildings have aging boilers prone to breaking down. William Neuman, New York Times, "$82 Million Plan for New Boilers at New York Housing Projects," 31 Jan. 2018 The Democratic National Committee — in debt and underfinanced a year ago — has poured nearly $30 million into these key states through the beginning of September. Nicholas Confessore And Rachel Shorey, New York Times, "Democrats Rake In Money, Thanks to Suit by Republicans," 30 Sep. 2016 On the contrary, the national election system is a hodgepodge of outdated voting machines, underfinanced election offices and voter registration lists riddled with errors and insufficiently groomed to remove the dead and people who have moved away. Michael Wines, New York Times, "How Charges of Voter Fraud Became a Political Strategy," 21 Oct. 2016 Under a 2007 law, VEB’s mandate was to lend to important but underfinanced sectors of the Russian economy, including infrastructure and businesses that help diversify the economy beyond oil dependence. Ben Protess, Andrew E. Kramer And Mike Mcintire, New York Times, "Bank at Center of U.S. Inquiry Projects Russian ‘Soft Power’," 4 June 2017

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Underfinanced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underfinanced. Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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