Definition of underprivileged
1 : deprived through social or economic condition of some of the fundamental rights of all members of a civilized society
2 : of or relating to underprivileged people underprivileged areas of the city
Examples of underprivileged in a Sentence
underprivileged children often don't do as well on standardized tests as more privileged students
Recent Examples of underprivileged from the Web
During his time at TCU, Nixon has traveled to Panama to work with underprivileged children, volunteered to help at-risk youth via HOPE Farm in Fort Worth and served as a mentor to at-risk youth through the SPARK program (
Sigitia has recently received approval from the Indian government to start a foundation in her home country to help underprivileged children in Calcutta play tennis.
Baxter, who’s working toward her dream of helping underprivileged youth tell their life challenge stories through multimedia, wants people to simply have compassion and empathy for people in her situation.
Under primarily PRIDE's banner, Burney promoted annual Christmas parties and Easter egg hunts for underprivileged youth, Thanksgiving dinners for seniors and bike and toy giveaways.
People have taken advantage of this by volunteering at food banks and soup kitchens, and spending days volunteering in educational programs to teach programming to underprivileged children.
Founded by Robyn Gardenhire in 2000, the Pico-Union-area dance school provides affordable movement training to underprivileged children.
The American River Parkway Foundation is focusing this summer on getting underprivileged urban children out to the river to hike, bike and meditate.
Through Verizon Innovative Learning, the company spent $25 billion to supply underprivileged communities with the hands-on tools necessary to help them succeed in the digital age.
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First Known Use of underprivileged
UNDERPRIVILEGED Defined for English Language Learners
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
Definition of underprivileged for Students
: having fewer advantages than others especially because of being poor
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