un·​der·​fi·​nanced ˌən-dər-fə-ˈnan(t)st How to pronounce underfinanced (audio)
: inadequately financed

Examples of underfinanced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Hellraiser horror franchise withered on the vine under the stewardship of Bob Weinstein's Dimension Films, which released a string of underfinanced and hardly noticed sequels, including 2011's Hellraiser: Revelations and 2018's Hellraiser: Judgment. Clark Collis, EW.com, 20 Oct. 2021 In another dubious distinction, the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has said that environmental research in Egypt is some of the most underfinanced in the world. Vivian Yee, New York Times, 5 Nov. 2022 In Brawn: The One Pound Formula 1 Team (working title, Keanu Reeves will tell the story of how, in 2009, the understaffed, underfinanced and independent Brawn GP team won the World Championship, a sporting miracle that shook the F1 world. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 26 Aug. 2022 Today, the agency is still significantly short-staffed and underfinanced compared with the start of the Trump administration. Michelle Hackman, WSJ, 3 May 2022 Russia has attempted to expand its two main rail arteries to the Pacific (the BAM and the Trans-Siberian), but the underfinanced effort is going slowly. Thane Gustafson, Fortune, 6 Apr. 2022 But the bigger shock was New Jersey, where Jack Ciattarelli, the underfinanced Republican, nearly defeated incumbent Gov. Phil Murphy. The Editorial Board, WSJ, 3 Nov. 2021 Medical boards are typically underfinanced and understaffed, and often underambitious. Michael Hiltzik, Los Angeles Times, 16 Aug. 2021 For now, Mattingly’s job remains to nurture young talent so an underfinanced team can overachieve. Steven Wine, sun-sentinel.com, 28 Mar. 2021 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1922, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of underfinanced was in 1922

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“Underfinanced.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underfinanced. Accessed 25 Feb. 2024.

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