Definition of underweight:
Synonyms for underweight:
cheeseparing, lightweight, jaggy, weightless, close, bony, stunted, weedy, puny, tightfitting, anorexic, skinny, jagged, tight fitting, featherlight, near, lanky, tightly fitting, gaunt, feathery, emaciated, boney, undersized, gangling, scraggy, thin, scrawny, cheeseparing, be (all) skin and bone(s), lean, penny-pinching, scrubby.
If a child sleeps in a dark, ill- ventilated, crowded room, the result will show in his eyes and complexion; if he has too little to eat or the wrong thing to eat, he will be underweight and undersized; if his nutrition is inadequate and his food improper, he is apt to have eye trouble, adenoids, and enlarged tonsils.- "Civics and Health", William H. Allen.
- "Health Through Will Power", James J. Walsh.
- "Across the Fruited Plain", Florence Crannell Means.