(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.
deprived, underprivileged, depressed, in need, needy, poor, impoverished, indigent, hard up
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