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

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Wiktionary

  1. underweightverb

    Of an inappropriately or unusually low weight.

    Antonyms:
    overweight

  2. underweightadjective

    Not too heavy for an intended purpose.

    Antonyms:
    overweight

  3. underweightadjective

    Antonyms:
    overweight

Princeton's WordNet

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

    being very thin

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

    Synonyms:
    cheeseparing, stunted, tightly fitting, weedy, skinny, tight fitting, tight-fitting, penny-pinching, boney, tightfitting, scrubby, scraggy, jagged, close, near, bony, scrawny, jaggy

    Antonyms:
    fat

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "underweight":

    weight

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How to use underweight in a sentence?

  1. Carl Icahn:

    They are underweight Apple in relation to the index funds, and I think more and more of these funds will realize that's going to hurt their performance in the future as Apple continues to launch new products in new categories and continues to grow earnings.

  2. Jodi Benson:

    We need to be storytellers, and no matter what we look like on the outside, no matter our race, our nation, the color of our skin, our dialect, whether I'm tall or thin, whether I'm overweight or underweight, or my hair is whatever color, we really need to tell the story.

  3. 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.

  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. Mihir Worah:

    This means we expect to have an underweight to global rates over the cyclical horizon relative to what a well-diversified portfolio would normally have.

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