underprivileged

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adjective un·der·priv·i·leged \-ˈpriv-lijd, -ˈpri-və-\

Definition of underprivileged

  1. 1 :  deprived through social or economic condition of some of the fundamental rights of all members of a civilized society

  2. 2 :  of or relating to underprivileged people <underprivileged areas of the city>

Examples of underprivileged in a sentence

  1. <underprivileged children often don't do as well on standardized tests as more privileged students>

1896

First Known Use of underprivileged

1896



UNDERPRIVILEGED Defined for English Language Learners

underprivileged

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adjective un·der·priv·i·leged \-ˈpriv-lijd, -ˈpri-və-\

Definition of underprivileged for English Language Learners

  • : having less money, education, etc., than the other people in a society : having fewer advantages, privileges, and opportunities than most people : poor or disadvantaged


UNDERPRIVILEGED Defined for Kids

underprivileged

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adjective un·der·priv·i·leged \ˌən-dər-ˈpri-və-lijd\

Definition of underprivileged for Students

  1. :  having fewer advantages than others especially because of being poor



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