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underemployed

[uhn-der-em-ploid]
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adjective
  1. employed at a job that does not fully use one's skills or abilities.
  2. employed only part-time when one is available for full-time work.
  3. not utilized fully.
noun
  1. underemployed workers collectively.

Origin of underemployed

First recorded in 1905–10; under- + employ + -ed2
Related formsun·der·em·ploy·ment, noun
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underemployed

adjective
  1. not fully or adequately employed
Derived Formsunderemployment, noun
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