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underprivileged definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society [ant: privileged]

Merriam Webster's

adjective Date: 1896 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>

Oxford Reference Dictionary

adj. 1 less privileged than others. 2 not enjoying the normal standard of living or rights in a society.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Underprivileged people have less money and fewer possessions and opportunities than other people in their society. ...helping underprivileged children to learn to read. ...the hideous effects of government cuts on underprivileged families. = deprived, disadvantaged ADJ: usu ADJ n The underprivileged are people who are underprivileged. ...government plans to make more jobs available to the underprivileged. N-PLURAL: the N

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