- denied the enjoyment of the normal privileges or rights of a society because of low economic and social status.
Origin of underprivileged
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Examples from the Web for underprivileged
I saw personally, firsthand, what drug use and drug abuse is doing to an underprivileged population.Can Congress Get Stoned Now That D.C. Has Legalized Marijuana?
November 5, 2014
But the first time I remember was at Sussex Camp for Underprivileged Jewish Children.Mel Brooks Is Always Funny and Often Wise in This 1975 Playboy Interview
February 16, 2014
Collecting donations for the underprivileged chimpanzees of the Congo.The Absurd Lies of College Admissions
April 1, 2013
In 2008 he worked as a camp counselor for underprivileged children during the summer.James Holmes: 6 Reported Facts About the Alleged Aurora Shooter
July 23, 2012
And he went door-to-door with his mother in underprivileged neighborhoods for his father's election bid this spring.Thomas Hollande and the Tweet Rocking France
July 12, 2012
These programs are obviously not for the poor or the underprivileged alone.
The rude forefathers are not primarily presented as underprivileged.
There was the day he went upstate on an outing for underprivileged boys and went fishing for the first time.Success Story
I never met the Baron, but I want the public to know what great work he did for an underprivileged group.David Lannarck, Midget
George S. Harney
Do you recall that in 1949 you were a leader and counselor to underprivileged children, a children's club group in Columbus, Ohio?Warren Commission (9 of 26): Hearings Vol. IX (of 15)
The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
- lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society; deprived
Word Origin and History for underprivileged
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