adjective dis·ad·van·taged \-tijd\

: lacking the things (such as money and education) that are considered necessary for an equal position in society

Full Definition of DISADVANTAGED

:  lacking in the basic resources or conditions (as standard housing, medical and educational facilities, and civil rights) believed to be necessary for an equal position in society
dis·ad·van·taged·ness \-tijd-nəs\ noun


  1. The program provides aid for economically disadvantaged groups.
  2. <disadvantaged families struggling to get by in the inner city>

First Known Use of DISADVANTAGED



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