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[ UK /ˌʌndəwˈe‍ɪt/ ]
[ US /ˈəndɝˌweɪt/ ]
  1. being very thin
    pale bony hands
    a long scrawny neck
    a child with skinny freckled legs
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How To Use underweight In A Sentence

  • Diving underweighted can lead to buoyant ascents at the end of the dive, so I am not advocating that everyone knocks a couple of kilos off the next time they dive.
  • Because he's been chronically underweight since before hitting puberty, his body is used to having to survive on unnaturally low weights, but there's a limit to how much it can take.
  • But in the longer term there are supportive arguments for not aggressively underweighting the sector.
  • In recent photos (like this one) she looks painfully underweight, but I'm hoping that's just how her metabolism is rather than any digestive issues or eating disorder. Blah blah blah blah blah & etc.
  • It is possible to be underweight or overweight in BMI terms and still have a healthy percentage of body fat. The Sun
  • A lifelong yoga addict and juice faster, she was always underweight, a non-smoker and a healthy eater. MeiMei Fox: Barbra Streisand Takes the Stage for Women and Heart Disease
  • We are overweight in economy-sensitive stocks, technology, industrials and financials, and are underweight in utilities and telecoms - stock selection is becoming ever-more critical.
  • The second question posed in this study asked whether groups composed of experienced individuals underweight base rate data.
  • A BMI under 18.5 indicates that you're underweight.
  • So says J.P. Morgan Chase, which has downgraded the company to "underweight" -- meaning, in its parlance, "sell. Foreign, Energy Bets Start to Haunt Janus
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