One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) with insufficient training for a job, sport, etc.
- ‘They were woefully undertrained compared to their military counterparts.’
- ‘The small, undertrained police force was overwhelmed by their superior strength and swordsmanship.’
- ‘Doctors are undertrained; facilities are in poor condition and are often unsanitary; and medicine and equipment are scarce.’
- ‘The undertrained troops attempted an orderly movement, but it quickly degenerated into a mob movement.’
- ‘Backs are frequently overlooked and undertrained.’
- ‘Few athletes are undertrained, but unfortunately, many are overtrained, often erroneously believing that more training always produces more improvement.’
- ‘Most of the staff is undertrained and some have a tendency to be a bit rude.’
- ‘But it also revealed a culture of bad practice, in which undertrained, under-supervised staff bypassed security procedures and treated applicants with contempt.’
- ‘The current wisdom is that it is better to be undertrained than overtrained.’
- ‘The separate educational facilities provided to minority students were most often poorly maintained, staffed by undertrained instructors and provided with inadequate supplies.’
- ‘Given that these are the current conditions, the educational community must come to realize that students may suffer when services are provided by a workforce that frequently is undertrained, overworked, and underappreciated.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘It may not be a good idea to stake so much of our national security on these units when they are underresourced, undertrained, and underequipped.’
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