overprivileged

adjective

over·​priv·​i·​leged ˌō-vər-ˈpri-v(ə-)lijd How to pronounce overprivileged (audio)
: disproportionately privileged compared to others : excessively privileged
the overprivileged son of a wealthy businessman

Examples of overprivileged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Quentin is an overprivileged socialite, whereas Truman Capote was a deeply, deeply tragic, flawed, brilliant man. Nick Romano, EW.com, 22 Dec. 2023 With Instagram as the main channel, the account started with one overprivileged character, Constance, before branching out into another alter-ego, cousin Colton. Gustaf Lundberg Toresson, Forbes, 22 May 2022 GB News, like Fox News at present, is at present primarily concerned with what the overprivileged students are saying and doing. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 21 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

1912, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of overprivileged was in 1912

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Cite this Entry

“Overprivileged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/overprivileged. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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