Definitions for underweightˈʌn dərˈweɪt; ˈʌn dərˌweɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•weightˈʌn dərˈweɪt; ˈʌn dərˌweɪt(adj.; n.)

  1. weighing less than is usual or proper.

  2. (n.)deficiency in weight below a standard or requirement.

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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.


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