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underpaid

adjective
 
 
/ˌʌndəˈpeɪd/
not paid enough money for the work that you do: He believed that the top executives were woefully underpaid. The underpaid employees hounded their boss for a raise.
if a job is underpaid, the people who do it do not earn enough money: Service in the catering industry has long been underpaid. Looking after children is one of the most undervalued and underpaid jobs there is.
FINANCE, TAX an underpaid amount of money is less than it should be: For underpaid tax the rate will be 2.5% over bank base rate.
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Translations of “underpaid”
in Russian низкооплачиваемый…
in Turkish düşük ücretli, az kazançlı…
in Polish źle opłacany…
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