disadvantaged

[ dis-uhd-van-tijd, -vahn- ]
/ ˌdɪs ədˈvæn tɪdʒd, -ˈvɑn- /

adjective

lacking the normal or usual necessities and comforts of life, as proper housing, educational opportunities, job security, adequate medical care, etc.: The government extends help to disadvantaged minorities.

noun (used with a plural verb)

Usually the disadvantaged . disadvantaged persons collectively: The senator advocates increased funding for federal programs that aid the disadvantaged.

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Origin of disadvantaged

First recorded in 1930–35; disadvantage + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM disadvantaged

dis·ad·van·taged·ness, nounnon·dis·ad·van·taged, adjective, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for disadvantaged

disadvantaged
/ (ˌdɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒd) /

adjective

socially or economically deprived or discriminated against
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