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
Recent Examples of disadvantaged from the Web
Cox in 2011 founded Central Valley NMTC Fund, an organization that invests millions in public and private funds in economically disadvantaged Central Valley communities.
Projects take six to 18 months to complete and focus on improving economic inclusion, closing disparities for disadvantaged communities and making people healthier and safer.
The Trump Administration and some Congressional leaders have chosen to abdicate government’s responsibility for the poor and disadvantaged and devalue the health of the American public.
If the three episodes were all that were told, yes, the comparison between the beginning and the end would be distinctly disadvantaged compared to the original.
The former Vancouver, Wash., resident spent about 18 months at the residential education and vocational training program for economically disadvantaged youth.
The nature of the tragedy has highlighted the inequality in pockets of London and elsewhere in the UK, including the housing conditions of disadvantaged communities.
Disadvantaged men and women who are seeking employment can get a career wardrobe at no cost to them.
Saint Bosco worked in Turin’s slums, ministering to disadvantaged children.
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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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