Adjective "underworked" definition and examples

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



Definitions and examples


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."