underprivileged


un·der·priv·i·leged

adjective \-ˈpriv-lijd, -ˈpri-və-\

: having less money, education, etc., than the other people in a society : having fewer advantages, privileges, and opportunities than most people : poor or disadvantaged

Full Definition of UNDERPRIVILEGED

1
:  deprived through social or economic condition of some of the fundamental rights of all members of a civilized society
2
:  of or relating to underprivileged people <underprivileged areas of the city>

Examples of UNDERPRIVILEGED

  1. <underprivileged children often don't do as well on standardized tests as more privileged students>

First Known Use of UNDERPRIVILEGED

1896

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