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