Definition of Short-staffed

1. Adjective. Inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.. "Overcrowded and understaffed hospitals"




Definition of Short-staffed

1. Adjective. Not having sufficient members of staff ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Short-staffed

short-list
short-listed
short-listing
short-lists
short-lived
short-order
short-period
short-range
short-run
short-short stories
short-short story
short-sighted
short-sightedness
short-snouted
short-spurred fragrant orchid
short-staffed (current term)
short-stop
short-stop bath
short-sword
short-tailed fox
short-tailed hawk
short-tailed hawks
short-tailed parrot
short-tailed shrew
short-tempered
short-term
short-term exposure limit
short-term memory
short-termism
short-timer

Literary usage of Short-staffed

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1. Boot Camps for Juvenile Offenders: An Implementation Evaluation of Three by Blair B. Borque (1997)
"In Mobile, the program was sometimes short-staffed, and DI's had to work overtime ... It sometimes left programs short-staffed, necessitated more on-the-job ..."

2. Fact Finding Report: Commission on the Future of Worker-Management Relations by John T. Dunlop, United States Dept. of Labor, United States Dept. of Commerce (1994)
"... who have the kind of representation (usually by a union or some other advocacy group) that gets the attention of a short-staffed administrative agency. ..."

3. Assessing Problems in Monitoring and Enforcing Parole Under the Interstate edited by Mike Dewine (1999)
"As Mr. Paparazzi noted, we were short-staffed. It was very difficult, and then when you encountered problems with the program, there was no one—I think the ..."

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