Definition of underinsured in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌəndərinˈSHo͝ord/


(Of a person) having inadequate insurance coverage.
Example sentences
  • ‘Be sure you are not underinsured,’ he cautioned.
  • This interchange highlights the challenges physicians face in caring for uninsured and underinsured patients.
  • Uninsured or underinsured people are also far more likely than insured people to forego check-ups and delay treatment until absolutely necessary.



Pronunciation: /ˌəndərinˈSHo͝orəns/
Example sentences
  • A number of insurers seek to solve the problem of festive underinsurance by increasing their level of contents insurance cover for a nominal period before and after Christmas.
  • The bushfires in Canberra highlighted the problems of underinsurance and the value in households making regular reviews.
  • It doesn't take long for an adjuster working for a particular insurance company client to detect a pattern of underinsurance on the coverages.

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Syllabification: un·der·in·sured

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