Synonyms for short-handed

Synonyms for (adj) short-handed

Synonyms: undermanned, understaffed, short-handed, short-staffed

Definition: inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.

Usage: they're rather short-handed at the moment; overcrowded and understaffed hospitals

Similar words: unequal, inadequate

Definition: lacking the requisite qualities or resources to meet a task

Usage: inadequate training; the staff was inadequate; she was unequal to the task

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