Definition of undertrained in English:

undertrained

adjective

  • (of a person) with insufficient training for a job, sport, etc.

    • ‘The small, undertrained police force was overwhelmed by their superior strength and swordsmanship.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The separate educational facilities provided to minority students were most often poorly maintained, staffed by undertrained instructors and provided with inadequate supplies.’
    • ‘The undertrained troops attempted an orderly movement, but it quickly degenerated into a mob movement.’
    • ‘Doctors are undertrained; facilities are in poor condition and are often unsanitary; and medicine and equipment are scarce.’
    • ‘Few athletes are undertrained, but unfortunately, many are overtrained, often erroneously believing that more training always produces more improvement.’
    • ‘The current wisdom is that it is better to be undertrained than overtrained.’
    • ‘Most of the staff is undertrained and some have a tendency to be a bit rude.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘They were woefully undertrained compared to their military counterparts.’
    • ‘Backs are frequently overlooked and undertrained.’
    • ‘But it also revealed a culture of bad practice, in which undertrained, under-supervised staff bypassed security procedures and treated applicants with contempt.’
    • ‘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.’

Pronunciation

undertrained

/ʌndəˈtreɪnd/