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. Michael Cornelius:

    We were underweight but it has gotten too cheap with the downgrade.

  2. Chad Morganlander:

    We are recommending investors be underweight equity risk at this point.

  3. Saker Nusseibeh:

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

  4. Alan Gayle:

    While we are underweight bonds, we prefer the yield and quality in the U.S. markets to those overseas.

  5. Robert McWhirter:

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

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