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un·der·priv·i·leged

 (ŭn′dər-prĭv′ə-lĭjd)
adj.
Lacking the standard of living and opportunities enjoyed by most people in a society.

un′der·priv′i·leged n.

underprivileged

(ˌʌndəˈprɪvɪlɪdʒd)
adj
(Sociology) lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society; deprived

un•der•priv•i•leged

(ˈʌn dərˈprɪv ə lɪdʒd, -ˈprɪv lɪdʒd)

adj.
denied the enjoyment of the normal privileges or rights of a society because of low economic and social status.
[1920–25]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.underprivileged - lacking the rights and advantages of other members of societyunderprivileged - lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society
unfortunate - not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune; "an unfortunate turn of events"; "an unfortunate decision"; "unfortunate investments"; "an unfortunate night for all concerned"
poor - having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"
privileged - blessed with privileges; "the privileged few"

underprivileged

adjective disadvantaged, poor, deprived, in need, impoverished, needy, badly off, destitute, in want, on the breadline helping underprivileged children to learn to read

underprivileged

adjective
Economically and socially below standard:
noun
A person living under very unhappy circumstances:
Translations
siromašen

underprivileged

[ˈʌndəˈprɪvɪlɪdʒd]
A. ADJmenos privilegiado, desfavorecido
B. NPL the underprivilegedlos menos privilegiados, los desfavorecidos

underprivileged

[ˌʌndərˈprɪvɪlɪdʒd] adjdéfavorisé(e)

underprivileged

[ˌʌndəˈprɪvɪlɪdʒd] adjsvantaggiato/a
the underprivileged → i diseredati mpl
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