[ UK /ˌʌndəbˈɛli/ ]
[ US /ˈəndɝˌbɛɫi/ ]
  1. the soft belly or underside of an animal's body
  2. lower side
    the underbellies of clouds
  3. the quality of being weak or unprotected
    the soft underbelly of the Axis
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How To Use underbelly In A Sentence

  • The birds are also known as ‘ghost’ owls for the white face and underbelly feathers that are visible as they fly overhead.
  • He became familiar with the dark underbelly of life in the city .
  • Set in the summer of 1978 amid a vivid Italian landscape of yellow cornfields and blue skies, this film looks at the dark underbelly of the world through a child's eyes.
  • In the past, they have been hampered by a soft underbelly. The Sun
  • The restorative power of the sport has a darker underbelly. Times, Sunday Times
  • Care was lavished just as much on the symphony's softer underbelly. Times, Sunday Times
  • When it comes to competitive production, the advent of the free trade area has exposed the manufacturers' underbelly again.
  • The stupidity that excretes from the mouths of the rightwing underbelly is just astonishing U.S. prepared to push for crippling sanctions, Iran warned
  • Ruffs and britches disappeared long ago, and there isn't much to distinguish a Balinese from a Siamese today except a wispy fringe on the underbelly and a meek plume of a tail.
  • The White Knight turbojet aircraft climbs over the Mojave desert with SpaceShipOne attached to its underbelly.
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