Definition of under-resourced in English:



  • Provided with insufficient resources.

    ‘an overstretched and under-resourced service’
    • ‘Last night, critics of the service suggested overworked and under-resourced prosecutors were dealing leniently with many offenders simply to clear enormous backlogs of cases.’
    • ‘They do their best, it is not the fault of the doctors, physchiatrists, physchologists, nurses, etc., that the mental health service is under-resourced.’
    • ‘But it is widely accepted now that prosecution service is under-powered, under-resourced, poorly managed and insecure about its purpose.’
    • ‘Building industry sources say the service is gravely under-resourced.’
    • ‘This essential service is underfunded and under-resourced.’
    • ‘Further down the civil service tree were enthusiastic and hardworking but under-resourced officials operating in poor physical environments and on uncompetitive salaries.’
    • ‘Both community health services and hospitals are dangerously under-resourced and short of even the most basic equipment.’
    • ‘I am concerned, however, that our police are already under-resourced and will not have the resources actually to follow up on this work.’
    • ‘‘The career guidance teacher is so important in young people's lives but they are under-resourced and under-funded,’ she said.’
    • ‘Staff are under-resourced, the skill of sub-contracted staff is ‘variable’ across the company, and concerns have been raised about their competency.’
    • ‘Without the professionalism of the overstretched, under-resourced ranks of the North Yorkshire Police, the comfortable world we live in would not be the safe, secure place we by and large know it to be.’
    • ‘The common perception seems to be that the police are so overstretched and under-resourced that it is pointless reporting ‘minor’ crime.’
    • ‘I think that the investigation wasn't done very well, because I've heard that the police were under-resourced.’
    • ‘‘We believe we are under-informed, under-resourced and under-prepared for this kind of crisis,’ he said.’
    • ‘There is a lack of open debate and discussion, and the scrutiny system that is supposed to provide an opportunity to examine cabinet decisions is under-resourced and not working properly.’
    • ‘‘I fear civil defence in this country is under-resourced, under-prepared and under-led,’ he said.’
    • ‘Forensic investigations by the police take too long because they are under-resourced.’
    • ‘If you don't have money you have no choice but to enter the under-funded, under-resourced environment of a government school.’
    • ‘People may also feel that the law is letting them down - both in our under-resourced police forces and in the courts which many people feel favour the criminals rather than the victims.’
    • ‘The police are always complaining they are under-resourced: that's why farms are at the mercy of gangs of vandals, and why so many burglaries go unsolved.’



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