Definition of underprivileged adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌʌndəˈprɪvəlɪdʒd//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌʌndərˈprɪvəlɪdʒd//
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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 No one from these educationally underprivileged groups has a chance of getting to university. The party aims to represent the interests of the underprivileged sections of society. compare privileged
  2. 2the underprivileged noun [plural] people who are underprivileged
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: underprivileged