Adjective "underworked" definition and examples

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

Pronunciation

/ˈʌndəwəːk/

Definitions and examples

verb

Impose too little work on (someone)
  1. 'We have a lot of people who are underworked.'
  2. 'It is a popularly held notion that most managers are underworked and overpaid, is it not?'
  3. 'Generals and others feared that underworked soldiers might degenerate into an armed mob, so education became a useful and time-consuming diversion.'
  4. 'I worked in newsrooms for 20 years and I haven't known a whole lot of journalists who are underworked.'

More definitions

1. to do less work on than is necessary or required: to underwork an idea.

2. to employ inadequately: He underworks his mind and overworks his feet. verb (used without object), underworked, underworking.

3. to do less work than is normal or proper: He is fat because he underworks and overeats.

More examples(as adjective)

"employees can be underworked."

Origin

(underwork)