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undertrained

Syllabification: un·der·trained
Pronunciation: /ˌəndərˈtrānd
 
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Definition of undertrained in English:

adjective

With insufficient training for a job, sport, etc.
Example sentences
  • Few athletes are undertrained, but unfortunately, many are overtrained, often erroneously believing that more training always produces more improvement.
  • Exacerbating the situation were the deleterious effects of undertrained writers, production staff, and performers with little or no television experience, leading to radically uneven structure from show to show.
  • Doctors are undertrained; facilities are in poor condition and are often unsanitary; and medicine and equipment are scarce.

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