un·der·sized | \ˌən-dər-ˈsīzd \
variants: or less commonly undersize \ˌən-dər-ˈsīz \

Definition of undersized 

: of a size less than is common, proper, normal, or average undersized trout

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Examples of undersized in a Sentence

He is undersized for a basketball player. though a football all-star in high school, he was just a mediocre, undersized player at the college level

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Sharpe was undersized but part of the new wave of talent at the position, which seemed to be part receiver, part tight end. Mike Preston, baltimoresun.com, "Preston: Todd Heap looks forward to Ravens' new look at tight end with Hayden Hurst, Mark Andrews," 28 June 2018 While a bit undersized relative to NBA point guards, Holiday battled defensively in college and averaged more than 1.1 steals per game each season. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Do the Bucks really need another point guard in the draft?," 15 June 2018 With Tyler Johnson so undersized, the Heat likely will revisit playing him at point guard. Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "ASK IRA: Could Heat replace Dragic with point options already on the roster?," 11 May 2018 Like Addison, the 6-foot-3, 235-pound Haynes came into the league undersized for his position, but very fast. Jourdan Rodrigue, charlotteobserver, "Veteran Panthers DEs impacting Marquis Haynes, and one has a familiar comparison," 6 June 2018 The group also includes redshirt freshman Isaac Garcia, freshman early enrollee Isaac Hodgins and a group of untested or undersized options. Danny Moran, OregonLive.com, "Philadelphia native Jeromy Reichner impressing in push to start on Oregon State defensive line," 18 Apr. 2018 Junior-college forward Bobby Arthur-Williams signed a national letter of intent with UWM on Tuesday, as the Panthers continue to address what has been an undermanned and undersized frontcourt the last several years. Todd Rosiak, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "UW-Milwaukee adds an inside presence with the signing of a junior-college transfer," 17 Apr. 2018 At 6-foot-1, Isabell is an undersized, ball-dominant guard with an itchy shooting hand and tends to sometimes play at 100 mph when the flow of the game should be about 65 mph. John Smallwood, Philly.com, "Entering NBA draft not a bad risk for Drexel's Tremaine Isabell," 28 Mar. 2018 Keenum, the undrafted and undersized all-time leading passer in NCAA history who was making his first career playoff start and has long looked up to Brees, was having a hard time finding the words to describe the experience. Dave Campbell, The Seattle Times, "The Minnesota Miracle: Vikings knock out Saints on last play of game," 15 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of undersized

1706, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of undersized

: smaller than the usual size

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