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disadvantaged

Line breaks: dis|ad¦van|taged
Pronunciation: /dɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒd
 
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Definition of disadvantaged in English:

adjective

(Of a person or area) in unfavourable circumstances, especially with regard to financial or social opportunities: disadvantaged groups such as the unemployed (as plural noun the disadvantaged) we began to help the disadvantaged
More example sentences
  • 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.
Synonyms
deprived, underprivileged, depressed, in need, needy, in want, in distress;
destitute, poor, poverty-stricken;
discriminated against;
British on the bread line

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