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underpaidadjective

 us   /ˌʌn·dərˈpeɪd/
paid too little ​money for the ​work you do
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underpaidadjective

uk   us   /ˌʌndəˈpeɪd/
not ​paid enough ​money for the ​work that you do: He believed that the ​topexecutives 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 ​cateringindustry 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 ​bankbaserate.
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Translations of “underpaid”
in Turkish düşük ücretli, az kazançlı…
in Russian низкооплачиваемый…
in Polish źle opłacany…
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