underprivileged

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under- +‎ privileged

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underprivileged (comparative more underprivileged, superlative most underprivileged)

  1. Deprived of the opportunities and advantages of others, usually through no fault of one's own.
    • 1996, “After the Smoke is Clear”, in Ironman, performed by Ghostface Killah:
      Underprivileged, grew up in a Stapleton house village / Where blood flood the water in streets like oil spillage

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Noun[edit]

underprivileged (plural underprivileged)

  1. A deprived person; deprived people (normally used as a plural).

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Further reading[edit]

  • "underprivileged" in Raymond Williams, Keywords (revised), 1983, Fontana Press, page 324.