Adjective "underfunded" definition and examples

(Underfunded may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ʌndəˈfʌnd/

Definitions and examples

verb

Provide with insufficient funding.
  1. 'The hard working police are severely underfunded, significantly underpaid and crazily understaffed.'
  2. 'For years, it's been underfunded and overwhelmed and, by its own admission, barely able to cope.'
  3. 'Roads are congested, public transportation is poor, and the health service is underfunded.'
  4. 'The president's budget for the current fiscal year proposed slashing many already underfunded programs.'
  5. 'Successive governments have underfunded tertiary education for years.'
  6. 'This report showed the health services had been seriously underfunded for many years and needed a huge injection of capital.'
  7. 'The problem is that many community services are significantly underfunded.'
  8. '‘Higher education has been underfunded for many years and doing nothing is not an option,’ she said.'
  9. 'Yes, Defence (like the health and education sectors) has been underfunded for years.'
  10. 'It must be recognised, however, that over a number of years we have been advised that the Trust has been underfunded.'

More definitions

1. a supply of money or pecuniary resources, as for some purpose: a fund for his education; a retirement fund.

2. supply; stock: a fund of knowledge; a fund of jewels.

3. funds, money immediately available; pecuniary resources: to be momentarily without funds.

4. an organization created to administer or manage a fund, as of money invested or contributed for some special purpose. verb (used with object)

5. to provide a fund to pay the interest or principal of (a debt).

More examples(as adjective)

"services can be underfunded for years."

"forces can be underfunded."

"systems can be underfunded."

"pensions can be underfunded."

"funds can be underfunded."

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Origin

(fund)