Definition of disadvantaged in English:



  • (of a person or area) in unfavourable circumstances, especially with regard to financial or social opportunities.

    ‘disadvantaged groups such as the unemployed’
    ‘we began to help the disadvantaged’
    • ‘There are also benefits with regeneration of disadvantaged areas.’
    • ‘They'll return in October to help with a group who are building houses for disadvantaged people.’
    • ‘She also helped with International projects like a home in India for disadvantaged wives.’
    • ‘He said the extra help for disadvantaged areas with the greatest needs made the settlement the fairest deal ever for the NHS.’
    • ‘These machines are then distributed to all manner of needy and disadvantaged individuals and groups.’
    • ‘It is a good way to sensitise children to art as well as the disadvantaged child.’
    • ‘Six grants have been given for projects across Greenwich to support nursery schools in disadvantaged areas of the borough.’
    • ‘In these books and films he shows his understanding of the difficult lives of disadvantaged families.’
    • ‘It was intended to help the creation of jobs and increased prosperity in disadvantaged areas.’
    • ‘Both my sister and step-mother have incredibly rewarding jobs working with disadvantaged adults and kids.’
    • ‘The same is true of so many well-intentioned schemes for the socially disadvantaged and the rural poor.’
    • ‘The project targets mainly disadvantaged children, youth, and adults in the area.’
    • ‘She is working with the YMCA branch in Rousse to help disadvantaged children.’
    • ‘She then gets friendly with a woman called Mama Sunshine who teaches her commune of disadvantaged kids to rap Christian songs.’
    • ‘This stop-start approach means that more disadvantaged students will give up.’
    • ‘One group was made up of socially disadvantaged teenagers, and the other was drawn from people in their first year at Harvard.’
    • ‘The defence outlay can be reduced and some funds diverted for the welfare of disadvantaged children.’
    • ‘Also tax free will be donations to homes and institutions for socially disadvantaged children.’
    • ‘People donate items of furniture to the society who then distributes them to disadvantaged families.’
    • ‘It will only be an administrative headquarters so how it will bring theatre to the heart of disadvantaged areas, is none too clear.’
    deprived, underprivileged, depressed, in need, needy, in want, in distress
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