What does underweight mean?

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

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.

How to pronounce underweight?

  1. Alex
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How to say underweight in sign language?

  1. underweight


  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. 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.

  2. Stuart Pocock:

    Our results suggest that doctors, public health scientists, and policy makers need to rethink how to best identify who is at high risk of dementia, we also need to pay attention to the causes and public health consequences of the link between underweight and increased dementia risk, which our research has established. However, our results also open up an intriguing new avenue in the search for protective factors for dementia.

  3. Robert McWhirter:

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

  4. Alan Gayle:

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

  5. Amy Brown:

    Family experience and context will influence this. Importantly this data shows that babies who follow a baby-led approach are consuming sufficient energy and are not at increased risk of underweight which should be reassuring, it should also be noted that if your baby has developmental difficulties or has had very slow weight gain, then you should talk to your health professional before starting solids as a baby-led approach might not be appropriate.

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