Definitions for underweightˈʌn dərˈweɪt; ˈʌn dərˌweɪt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word underweight
scraggy, boney, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedy(adj)
being very thin
"a child with skinny freckled legs"; "a long scrawny neck"
The state or quality of being underweight.
To underestimate the weight of.
To give insufficient weight to (a consideration); to underestimate the importance of.
Of an inappropriately or unusually low weight.
Not too heavy for an intended purpose.
Being less invested in a particular area than market wisdom suggests.
Underweight is a term describing a human whose body weight is considered too low to be healthy. The definition usually refers to people with a body mass index of under 18.5 or a weight 15% to 20% below that normal for their age and height group.
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We were underweight but it has gotten too cheap with the downgrade.
We are underweight fossil fuels, we are underweight on companies with a high carbon footprint.
While we are underweight bonds, we prefer the yield and quality in the U.S. markets to those overseas.
It's an oversold bounce, i'm significantly underweight energy-related stocks. It's a high-risk trade, in my view.
We believe there is not a whole lot of value left in investment-grade and we are underweight investment-grade bonds.
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