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synonyms for underfed

  • famished
  • hungry
  • ill-fed
  • malnourished
  • skinny
  • starved
  • starving
  • thin

antonyms for underfed

MOST RELEVANT
  • healthy
  • overweight
  • well-fed
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How to use underfed in a sentence

An uneducated, underbred, and underfed propertyless man is a man who has lost the possibility of liberty.
THE NEW MACHIAVELLIHERBERT GEORGE WELLS
In North Germany, at Ilmenau, we were constantly pained by meeting peasants who looked underfed and miserable.
GEORGE ELIOT'S LIFE, VOL. III (OF 3)GEORGE ELIOT
"Nature has no heart," said he, very bitterly and readily, as people do who are over-philosophised and underfed.
IN A GERMAN PENSIONKATHERINE MANSFIELD
The pecuniary struggle produces an underfed class, of large proportions.
THE THEORY OF THE LEISURE CLASSTHORSTEIN VEBLEN
They had been underfed, under-clothed, singled out for all the disagreeable work and all the abuse—because they were English.
SERVANTS OF THE GUNSJEFFERY E. JEFFERY
The underfed workman does not ask for a tonic, but for better economic conditions which shall prevent malnutrition.
THE MONTESSORI METHODMARIA MONTESSORI
Our horses are worn-out and underfed, their life is very hard, and it is imperative that we should have them reinforced.
THE PETTICOAT COMMANDOJOHANNA BRANDT
On a platform sat three depressed and underfed wretches, who, I thought, were to be immediately garrotted.
SOUTHERN SPAINA.F. CALVERT
The animals were hastily mobilized and incompletely equipped, overworked and underfed.
THE UNVEILING OF LHASAEDMUND CANDLER
It is especially good for those who are anæmic and underfed as well as for those who suffer in the opposite way from over-feeding.
THE HEALTHY LIFE, VOL. V, NOS. 24-28VARIOUS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO UNDERFED

  • anorexic
  • atrophied
  • attenuate
  • attenuated
  • bony
  • cadaverous
  • consumptive
  • famished
  • gaunt
  • haggard
  • lank
  • lean
  • like a bag of bones
  • meager
  • peaked
  • pinched
  • scrawny
  • skeletal
  • skeletonlike
  • skin and bones
  • skinny
  • starved
  • thin as a rail
  • underfed
  • wasted
  • wizened
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.