Hes so underweight hes had to buy smaller clothes.

b) Not too heavy for an intended purpose.

Hes thirty pounds underweight.

2. noun
The state or quality of being underweight.

Underweight reflects the body’s thinness, but the term does not necessarily imply the nature and causes of underweight.

3. verb
a) To underestimate the weight of.
b) To give insufficient weight to (a consideration); to underestimate the importance of.

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