Definition of underpopulated in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ʌndəˈpɒpjʊleɪtɪd/


Having an insufficient or very small population: the rocky and underpopulated west coast
More example sentences
  • Most decisions were driven by the need to attract and maintain population, having inherited an apparently underpopulated land.
  • The aim of the £20 million package is to fast-track spending into the 16 most underpopulated areas in the country.
  • All we had to do was pipe water from the underpopulated, rain-rich North to the populous but parched South.



Example sentences
  • She adds that the underpopulation is hardly across the board: while her own ninth-grade classes are small, several 10th-grade classes run between 30 and 35.
  • Here in Britain, we have heard a lot over the years about the problems of overpopulation in developing countries but very little about the very real danger of underpopulation in the developed lands.
  • An alternative conceptual approach to identifying over- or underpopulation, which could be applied empirically, is to compare marginal social versus private costs and benefits.

Words that rhyme with underpopulated


For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: under|popu¦lated

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.