un·​der·​sized | \ ˌən-dər-ˈsīzd How to pronounce undersized (audio) \
variants: or less commonly undersize \ ˌən-​dər-​ˈsīz How to pronounce undersize (audio) \

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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The league's trend toward undersized centers gives Randle a real market. Rob Mahoney, SI.com, "NBA Free Agency 2018: Top 50 Players Available," 25 June 2018 In the mid-second round, the Pacers took a talented, if undersized, shooting guard in Joseph Young. Matthew Glenesk, Indianapolis Star, "NBA draft grades... years later: How grading of recent Pacers' picks holds up," 24 June 2018 The Tigers could have the perfect undersized center in star Sophie Cunningham, who is 6-1 — the same size as former All-SEC MU forward Jordan Frericks — and loves to post up. Aaron Reiss, kansascity, "Mizzou Monday: How positionless can both Tigers basketball teams become? | The Kansas City Star," 14 May 2018 But Los Angeles convention officials have justified the latest expansion project by claiming the city is losing $1 billion annually from lost business due to its undersized center, which now has 720,000 square feet of total exhibition space. Hugo Martin, latimes.com, "In the convention center arms race, Los Angeles plans to go big to take on Las Vegas and others," 11 May 2018 This loss puts plenty of pressure on Thompson, an undersized center who may struggle to man the middle while sharing the frontcourt with smaller Crowder, who only averages 3.3 rebounds. Chris Fedor, cleveland.com, "Cleveland Cavaliers aren't built to sustain Kevin Love injury: Chris Fedor," 31 Jan. 2018 The 20-year-old was an undersized power forward for the Spartans, and is attempting to make the transition to small forward. Keith Pompey, Philly.com, "NBA draft: Luka Doncic leads group of swing-player prospects," 20 June 2018 Baker is a speedy yet undersized linebacker who should make an impact on special teams and in certain defensive packages as a weakside linebacker. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "The Miami Dolphins will get a partial look at their new roster at rookie minicamp," 11 May 2018 The college admission services company Princeton Review recommends interviewing undergraduates on the quad, staying overnight in a dorm and tracking down campus flaws, such as undersized gyms. Jay Mathews, Washington Post, "Why should college visits be forced marches with clipboards?," 22 Apr. 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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