un·​priv·​i·​leged | \ ˌən-ˈpriv-lijd How to pronounce unprivileged (audio) , -ˈpri-və- \

Definition of unprivileged

: not privileged an unprivileged position the unprivileged masses

Examples of unprivileged in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Who is really the fraud, the empty-headed playboy who gets by on connections and unearned income, or the unprivileged striver? Megan O’grady, New York Times, 12 Nov. 2020 However, modern processors come with a power meter built-in and allow unprivileged users to read out its measurements from software. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 10 Nov. 2020 Other brokers within the firm are working to ensure that unprivileged children in the area get something in their stockings this year. Amanda Molitor, The Denver Post, 21 Nov. 2019 The service may be started or stopped by unprivileged users. Jim Salter, Ars Technica, 7 Aug. 2019 Boyle recently helped Brown team up with Skateistan, a non-profit that brings skateboarding to unprivileged youth around the world. CBS News, 5 Aug. 2019 In a research paper published on Tuesday, the researchers wrote: Previous research mostly considers Rowhammer as a threat to data integrity, allowing an unprivileged attacker to modify data without accessing it. Dan Goodin, Ars Technica, 11 June 2019 Bait trucks unfairly target unprivileged youth in poor areas. Caitlin Wolper, Teen Vogue, 28 Aug. 2018 The Tumin story seems quaint in the era of social media and smartphone videos, especially as our prurient obsessions increasingly conscript private and unprivileged individuals for national scolding. James Panero, WSJ, 23 Jan. 2019

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1592, in the meaning defined above

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“Unprivileged.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unprivileged. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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un·​priv·​i·​leged | \ ˌən-ˈpriv-lijd, -ˈpri-və- \

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: not privileged unprivileged communication

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