What does underweight mean?

Definitions for underweightˈʌn dərˈweɪt; ˈʌn dərˌweɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word underweight.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. scraggy, boney, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedy(adj)

    being very thin

    "a child with skinny freckled legs"; "a long scrawny neck"


  1. underweight(Noun)

    The state or quality of being underweight.

  2. underweight(Verb)

    To underestimate the weight of.

  3. underweight(Verb)

    To give insufficient weight to (a consideration); to underestimate the importance of.

  4. underweight(Adjective)

    Of an inappropriately or unusually low weight.

  5. underweight(Adjective)

    Not too heavy for an intended purpose.

  6. underweight(Adjective)

    Being less invested in a particular area than market wisdom suggests.


  1. Underweight

    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.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of underweight in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of underweight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Saker Nusseibeh:

    We are underweight fossil fuels, we are underweight on companies with a high carbon footprint.

  2. Robert McWhirter:

    It's an oversold bounce, i'm significantly underweight energy-related stocks. It's a high-risk trade, in my view.

  3. Arun Bharath:

    We believe there is not a whole lot of value left in investment-grade and we are underweight investment-grade bonds.

  4. Bill Harris:

    An awful lot of people were underweight in Canada and just said 'get me out', they will come into the office and say 'well, do I like that company or not? Was Canada a zero investment, or are there things that I should pick away at?'.

  5. The ASA:

    We understood that Urban Outfitters’ target market was young people and considered that using a noticeably underweight model was likely to impress upon that audience that the image was representative of the people who might wear Urban Outfitters’ clothing, and as being something to aspire to, we therefore concluded that the ad was irresponsible.

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