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

Examples of underfinanced in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Our health systems have been underfinanced, gig workers suffer from instability, and the public and private sectors seem unable to do even the most basic of tasks: organize personal protective equipment to be available to all frontline workers. Mariana Mazzucato, The New Republic, 15 Mar. 2021 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, 16 Sep. 2018 The two restrictor-plate tracks mean the underfinanced cars have a chance to run up front. OrlandoSentinel.com, 8 July 2018 See More

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First Known Use of underfinanced

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 3 Jul. 2022.

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