Definition of disadvantaged
: lacking in the basic resources or conditions (such as standard housing, medical and educational facilities, and civil rights) believed to be necessary for an equal position in society
disadvantagednessplay \-tijd-nəs\ noun
Examples of disadvantaged in a Sentence
The program provides aid for economically disadvantaged groups.
disadvantaged families struggling to get by in the inner city
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Supporting Kids in Peru helps disadvantaged children realize their right to an education.
Like all teams, Millwall runs a number of community programs to reach out to disadvantaged local children.
Gianola said Fletcher has talked of starting a music program for disadvantaged people and others who aren’t able to advocate for themselves.
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cuyahoga County wants to determine if private money can be raised for a program to provide pre-kindergarten to all disadvantaged children.
At Haltom, about 67 percent of students are economically disadvantaged and many students have to work one or more jobs while attending classes, Hamilton said.
What are the implications for disadvantaged communities?
State regulators have asked Volkswagen to revise its plan to invest in zero emission technology in California, a victory for critics who said the automaker wasn't doing enough in disadvantaged communities.
The homesigners represent those disadvantaged kids taken to the extreme.
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Definition of disadvantaged for English Language Learners
: lacking the things (such as money and education) that are considered necessary for an equal position in society
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