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underdeveloped

adjective     /ˌʌndədɪˈveləpt/ US   /-dɚ-/
ECONOMICS having little or no modern industry , few modern services , and a weak economy : Many of these regions are very underdeveloped.
not as advanced or powerful as possible or expected : They have a good brand name but it is underdeveloped. The reason for the underdeveloped state of the country's capital markets is decades of economic mismanagement .
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