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disadvantaged (adj.)

1610s, "hindered by loss, injury, or prejudice," past-participle adjective from disadvantage (v.). Of races or classes deprived of opportunities for advancement, from 1902, a word popularized by sociologists. As a noun, shorthand for disadvantaged persons, it is attested by 1939.

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Definitions of disadvantaged

disadvantaged (adj.)
marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences;
Synonyms: deprived
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