[ UK /ˌʌndəfˈɛd/ ]
  1. not getting adequate food
    badly undernourished
    gaunt underfed children
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How To Use underfed In A Sentence

  • I guess this very long comment in parenthesis is a sort of compromise) which is about the depression in the 30’s, and in it he writes about how sometimes unemployed and underfed people would spend the little money they had in a movie ticket instead of buying food. If This is a Man by Primo Levi
  • Beginner's luck, they wordlessly agreed, anteing again - but then kept a watchful eye on the underfed scrapman who'd just appropriated their potential winnings. The DreydelMaker (exerpt)
  • In lieu of the Mahler, Eschenbach offered Mozart's Symphony No. 34, the last of his Salzburg symphonies -- familiar and fresh and not heard often from an orchestra that was rather underfed in the Mozart department under Leonard Slatkin. Eschenbach, Mozart, Mahler and the NSO -- getting along famously
  • The army was poorly clothed, badly equipped, short on supplies, lacked proper transportation, and was underfed.
  • He looked terrible; underfed and beaten, with deep dark circles under his eyes.
  • She underfed his former wife's children.
  • Kate still looks pale and underfed.
  • The food was sparse and the children were underfed.
  • gaunt underfed children
  • They were underfed, underclothed, and low on ammunition.
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