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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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As part of efforts to engage local communities, Majwe Mining Joint Venture recently donated clothing items to the underprivileged learners of Lefhoko Primary School.
KARACHI -- More than 300 patients from lower middle and underprivileged strata of society were provided consultation from senior consultants, investigations and medicines during one day free medical camp organized by the Usman Memorial Hospital, located in Husainabad area of city.
KARACHI -- More than 300 patients from lower middle and underprivileged strata of society were provided consultation from senior consultants, investigations and medicines during a one-day free medical camp organized by the Usman Memorial Hospital, located in Husainabad area of city.
JS Bank in collaboration with its charitable partner, Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation (MJSF) organized Iftars for underprivileged people across Pakistan during the month of Ramzan.
KARACHI -- JS Bank in collaboration with its charitable partner, Mahvash and Jahangir Siddiqui Foundation (MJSF) organized Iftars for underprivileged people across Pakistan during the month of Ramzzan.
Muscat: Oman Post employees joined hands with the Sawa Nabni 'Together We Build' team from Dar Al Atta'a Association to deliver electrical appliances and furniture to underprivileged families across the Sultanate.
THE Zamfara State Zakat and Endowment Board is set to distribute clothes and food items to no fewer than 40,000 orphans and underprivileged persons in the state as part of Ramadan largesse.
In this surprise visit, His Majesty stopped by the house of an underprivileged six-member family, where the parent is suffering from several illnesses and his visually disabled wife suffers from cancer.
DLF Foundation runs with the mission to empower the communities and create livelihood opportunities for the underprivileged with a multi-faceted approach towards their education, health and skill development.
A charity bazaar to raise funds for orphans and underprivileged families was held in Saar Mall yesterday.
The beauty queen will also visit organizations such as LoveYourself, an HIV/AIDS advocacy group, and Smile Train, an international charity that supports free cleft palate repair surgery and children in underprivileged communities.
CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela - SM City Cauayan employees, through the "ChriSMiles" project, spread cheers and joy to underprivileged children in Barangay District 3 here on Friday.