un·​der·​pop·​u·​lat·​ed | \ ˌən-dər-ˈpä-pyə-ˌlā-təd How to pronounce underpopulated (audio) \

Definition of underpopulated

: having a lower density of population than is normal or desirable

Examples of underpopulated in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Traces of conservatism remain, most visibly in the (oddly underpopulated) newsroom’s Barbie-pink walls. Mike Mccahill, Variety, 22 Sep. 2022 Occupancy in downtown’s residential buildings has held steady and even grown as new units came to market, but the big office towers built to serve white-collar businesses have remained stubbornly underpopulated. Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2022 Still, the Financial District is underpopulated on Mondays and Fridays. Anissa Gardizy, BostonGlobe.com, 14 Aug. 2022 But Shadow Lake, along with one other hike-in retreat in Banff National Park called Skoki Lodge, occupies an underpopulated middle ground between those two extremes. New York Times, 27 Apr. 2022 If your team lives in places underpopulated with cultural attractions, choose a destination that offers a breadth of cultural activities to keep everyone engaged. Tracey Sawyer, Forbes, 29 June 2022 Hruby said the city, with just fewer than 14,000 residents, is underpopulated compared to projections in earlier years. Bob Sandrick, cleveland, 28 June 2022 If office buildings remain underpopulated, London could develop like Paris, with more residential neighborhoods downtown. Mark Landler, BostonGlobe.com, 14 May 2022 And, of course, there’s also Virbela and its kin of strange, underpopulated thingies snatched right out of a 2005 iteration of Internet Explorer. Cecilia D'anastasio, Wired, 10 Jan. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of underpopulated

1869, in the meaning defined above

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“Underpopulated.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/underpopulated. Accessed 30 Sep. 2022.

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