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English definition of “underemployed”


adjective     /ˌʌndərɪmˈplɔɪd/ US   /-dɚ-/
not having enough work to do, working only part time, or working in a job that does not use all your skills: Many immigrant families with health-care backgrounds are underemployed. There are many underemployed workers willing to change jobs to get ahead.
(Definition of underemployed adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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