Definitions for underprivilegedˈʌn dərˈprɪv ə lɪdʒd, -ˈprɪv lɪdʒd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

un•der•priv•i•legedˈʌn dərˈprɪv ə lɪdʒd, -ˈprɪv lɪdʒd(adj.)

  1. denied the enjoyment of the normal privileges or rights of a society because of low economic and social status.

    Category: Sociology

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. underprivileged(adj)

    lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. underprivileged(adjective)ˈʌn dərˈprɪv ə lɪdʒd, -ˈprɪv lɪdʒd

    not having the same wealth or advantages as most people; = poor

    an underprivileged family


  1. underprivileged(Noun)

    A deprived person; deprived people.

  2. underprivileged(Adjective)

    Deprived of the opportunities and advantages of other members of one's community.


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