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dis·ad·van·taged

 (dĭs′əd-văn′tĭjd)
adj.
1. Deprived of some of the basic necessities or advantages of life, such as adequate housing, medical care, or educational facilities.
2. Being at a disadvantage, especially with respect to competitive or opposing elements or forces: "We can't have ... disadvantaged conventional forces on one hand and strategic nuclear forces on the other" (Bernard Rogers).
n. (used with a pl. verb)
Deprived people considered as a group. Often used with the.

dis′ad·van′taged·ness n.

disadvantaged

(ˌdɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒd)
adj
(Social Welfare) socially or economically deprived or discriminated against

dis•ad•van•taged

(ˌdɪs ədˈvæn tɪdʒd, -ˈvɑn-)

adj.
lacking the necessities and comforts of life.
[1930–35]

disadvantaged

Lacking in some or many of the basic necessities of life, such as a decent standard of living, good housing, and medical care.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.disadvantaged - marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences; "a childhood that was unhappy and deprived, the family living off charity"; "boys from a deprived environment, wherein the family life revealed a pattern of neglect, moral degradation, and disregard for law"
underprivileged - lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society

disadvantaged

adjective deprived, struggling, impoverished, discriminated against, underprivileged the educational problems of disadvantaged children

disadvantaged

adjective
Economically and socially below standard:
Translations
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disadvantaged

[ˌdɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒd]
A. ADJ [person] → perjudicado
she comes from a disadvantaged backgroundproviene de un entorno desfavorecido
B. NPL the disadvantagedlos desfavorecidos, los marginados

disadvantaged

[ˌdɪsədˈvæntɪdʒd ˌdɪsədˈvɑːntɪdʒd] adj [person, family] → défavorisé(e); [area, community] → défavorisé(e)

disadvantaged

disadvantaged

[ˌdɪsədˈvaːntɪdʒd] adj (person) → svantaggiato/a
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