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Of less than the usual size.
underdeveloped, stunted, small, short, little, tiny, petite, small-boned, slight, compact, minuscule, miniature, mini, diminutive, dwarfish, elfin, bantam, runtish, punyView synonyms
- ‘A hyperactive, undersized boy, he loved playing football and joined a local junior team.’
- ‘He was an undersized senior with spiked auburn hair and russet eyes.’
- ‘Over the years, these birds have learned to scavenge fish guts and undersized fish tossed back by fishing boats.’
- ‘I trudged up the walkway into the tiny undersized school that I had the misfortune to attend.’
- ‘He plays the run well for an undersized lineman and is best at backside pursuit rather than trying to stop plays head-on.’
- ‘The bathroom has a stool, sink and undersized bathtub I scrounged that is perfectly sized for the shower.’
- ‘I complained as I turned the T.V. off and walked lazily into the undersized area called the kitchen.’
- ‘I am also told that many of the perch were undersized and released.’
- ‘They were kept inside a flimsy wire fence on an undersized dirt lot.’
- ‘Did you buy any other undersized travel items for your week-long stay in London Village?’
- ‘All were forced to sit on undersized plastic chairs designed for primary school pupils.’
- ‘Knits are central to this look, either hugely textured, fine silk knit with muted multi-coloured stripes, or slightly undersize, a bit like your wee brother's school jumper.’
- ‘He is undersized, making him less than ideal as a blocker and tackler.’
- ‘There in the corner of the room (or relegated to an unloved table just outside the door) you'll find a wobbly pile of undersize crockery and two silver flasks.’
- ‘The skipper added that about 90% of the haddock catch had been undersize fish which were then thrown back dead into the sea, meaning that fewer fish were surviving long enough to breed.’
- ‘He's undersized, but because of the way he plays with leverage he's able to disengage from blocks and be a run stopper.’
- ‘An undersized flue simply can't handle the volume of smoke produced, and some of it will spill back into the room.’
- ‘The unit is undersized, which means the tackles must play with flawless technique or risk being bludgeoned.’
- ‘He said one of the pots tampered with contained 40 undersized crayfish.’
- ‘Salmon varied in size from 4 to 11 lb and a number of sea trout were also caught with many undersize trout being returned.’
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