What does underweight mean?

Definitions for underweight
ˈʌn dərˈweɪt; ˈʌn dərˌweɪtun·der·weight

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. scraggy, boney, scrawny, skinny, underweight, weedyadjective

    being very thin

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


  1. underweightnoun

    The state or quality of being underweight.

  2. underweightverb

    To underestimate the weight of.

  3. underweightverb

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

  4. underweightadjective

    Of an inappropriately or unusually low weight.

  5. underweightadjective

    Not too heavy for an intended purpose.

  6. underweightadjective

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


  1. Underweight

    An underweight person is a person whose body weight is considered too low to be healthy. A person who is underweight is malnourished.


  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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  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

Examples of underweight in a Sentence

  1. Chris White:

    I am trying to avoid utilities and am very underweight in that area. We have been trying to avoid some of those areas that look like they could become political footballs.

  2. Mark Haefele:

    If capital is coming out of emerging markets and going into the developed world, then we would remain underweight emerging markets.

  3. Donald Trump:

    Without a resolution to the U.S.-China trade dispute, we see limited upside for stocks in the near-term, and given the risks of further escalation we hold a modest tactical underweight on equities.

  4. Oliver Wallin:

    Although the Fed has two explicit mandates - inflation and unemployment - they are going to be wary of what's happening in the wider global environment, including in China. That will no doubt influence the scale of the U.S. rate rises, there has been suspicion for some time that all is not as good as it seems in China. We are 'underweight' on emerging markets and have a feeling that there is more value to be found in the developed markets.

  5. Amy Kimberlain:

    The kids that were underweight both in vegetarian and non-vegetarian( groups) were similar and were younger in age and of Asian descent.

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