marginalized

adjective mar·gin·al·ized \ ˈmärj-nə-ˌlīzd , ˈmär-jə-nᵊl-ˌīzd \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of marginalized

: relegated to a marginal position within a society or group
  • Refugees are the world's quintessentially marginalized population: They are by definition located at the edge, beyond boundaries, on the outside.
  • —Tamar Mayer
  • … the domination and oppression of women and other marginalized groups within patriarchal culture.
  • —Susan M. Squier

First Known Use of marginalized

1969

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