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Synonyms and Antonyms of disadvantaged

  1. kept from having the necessities of life or a healthful environment <disadvantaged families struggling to get by in the inner city> Synonyms depressed, deprived, underprivilegedRelated Words beggared, broke, destitute, impecunious, impoverished, indigent, needy, penniless, penurious, poor, poverty-stricken, unprivileged; bankrupt, bankrupted, insolvent; pinched, reduced, straitened; displaced, dispossessedNear Antonyms blessed (also blest), fortunate, lucky; affluent, flush, loaded, moneyed (also monied), opulent, rich, wealthy, well-heeled, well-off, well-to-do; coddled, indulged, pampered, spoiled; comfortable, propertied, prosperous, successful; flourishing, prospering, thrivingAntonyms advantaged, privileged

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