- (Of a person) not enjoying the same standard of living or rights as the majority of people in a society: needy and underprivileged members of the community (as plural noun the underprivileged) the plight of the underprivilegedMore example sentences
needy, deprived, in need, in want, in distress, disadvantaged, needful, poor, destitute, in reduced circumstances, in straitened circumstances, impoverished, poverty-stricken, penurious, indigent, as poor as a church mouse, unable to keep the wolf from the door; British on the breadline, without two pennies/brass farthings to rub together
- This occasion, as in previous years, was one of happiness and support for underprivileged people in society.
- There are underprivileged individuals and groups in the First World, as well as in the Third and New Second Worlds.
- It was my childhood desire to assist underprivileged people of Third World countries in any way I could.