how to pronounce underweight


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underweight is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of underweight in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… actually had an underweight on the name …”

meanings of underweight


  1. Of an inappropriately or unusually low weight.
  2. Not too heavy for an intended purpose.
  3. Being less invested in a particular area than market wisdom suggests.


  1. The state or quality of being underweight.
  2. An underweight person.


  1. To give insufficient weight to (a consideration); to underestimate the importance of.
  2. To underestimate the weight of.

underweight frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word underweight occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics underweight can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that underweight can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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