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Definition of underprivileged adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    underprivileged

     adjective
    adjective
    NAmE//ˌʌndərˈprɪvəlɪdʒd//
     
    , NAmE//ˌʌndərˈprɪvlɪdʒd//
     
     
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  1. 1[usually before noun] having less money and fewer opportunities than most people in society synonym disadvantaged underprivileged sections of the community educationally/socially underprivileged groups compare privileged
  2. 2the underprivileged noun [plural] people who are underprivileged
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: underprivileged