Definition of underpopulated in English:

underpopulated

adjective

  • Having an insufficient or very small population:

    ‘the rocky and underpopulated west coast’
    • ‘All we had to do was pipe water from the underpopulated, rain-rich North to the populous but parched South.’
    • ‘Meeting and mixing with people you first met and mixed with in the students' union is symptomatic of underpopulated nations.’
    • ‘The streets were very quiet at night, one of the advantages of an underpopulated city.’
    • ‘Britain and other European countries face being underpopulated because of the low birth rate.’
    • ‘The Upper Ohio Valley had been an underpopulated borderland that, by 1748, had become home to Delaware, Shawnee, and Mingo migrants from east of the Appalachians.’
    • ‘Even though much of the film takes place in the sunny metropolis of Los Angeles (with the rest happening in San Fransisco), it is curiously underpopulated (for the most part).’
    • ‘Manpower shortages in the underpopulated Confederate states had led their Congress to embrace conscription even before the North did.’
    • ‘Ann and James invited me to one of those plush, underpopulated screening rooms in midtown with seats so comfortable that they ruin the local theater by comparison.’
    • ‘Until recently, Africa was one of the most underpopulated continents.’
    • ‘The aim of the £20 million package is to fast-track spending into the 16 most underpopulated areas in the country.’
    • ‘Depicting underpopulated picturesque rustic scenes had become commonplace by the 17th century.’
    • ‘Uruguay was created in an underpopulated borderland between Brazil and Argentina.’
    • ‘Most decisions were driven by the need to attract and maintain population, having inherited an apparently underpopulated land.’
    • ‘In spite of these imperfections, the book is an important addition to an underpopulated genre of science books: It critically examines both sides of interesting, important, and unsettled arguments.’
    • ‘With 19.8 million people contained in an area roughly the size of the contiguous 48 states, Australia may seem drastically underpopulated to the 285 million residents of the U.S.’
    • ‘As mentioned earlier, their reports state that the peninsula was underpopulated and vastly undercultivated.’
    • ‘The population is crowded together in towns on tiny plots of land, while much of the open land is underpopulated and underused.’

Pronunciation:

underpopulated

/ʌndəˈpɒpjʊleɪtɪd/