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disadvantaged

Syllabification: dis·ad·van·taged
Pronunciation: /ˌdisədˈvan(t)ijd
 
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Definition of disadvantaged in English:

adjective

(Of a person or area) in unfavorable circumstances, especially with regard to financial or social opportunities: disadvantaged groups such as the elderly and unemployed (as plural noun the disadvantaged) we began to help the disadvantaged
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  • The project targets mainly disadvantaged children, youth, and adults in the area.
  • These machines are then distributed to all manner of needy and disadvantaged individuals and groups.
  • Also tax free will be donations to homes and institutions for socially disadvantaged children.
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