Definition of underprivileged in English:

underprivileged

adjective

  • (of a person) not enjoying the same standard of living or rights as the majority of people in a society.

    ‘needy and underprivileged members of the community’
    ‘the plight of the underprivileged’
    • ‘Steve plans to fly out to Albania with the climbing gear to give underprivileged children from that country the chance to try the sport on a summer camp.’
    • ‘The Hales family, all of whom are involved in athletics, have set up a trust fund to help underprivileged athletes in Bolton.’
    • ‘They tend to have negative attitudes towards poor people, underprivileged groups, and minorities.’
    • ‘Last week, our Head Boy organized a charity for the underprivileged children in Iavindat.’
    • ‘Instead of gifts, the couple had asked that guests make donations to the Aconchego day care centre for underprivileged children.’
    • ‘The school provides free room, board, and education to underprivileged children.’
    • ‘Proceeds from the show will go towards a Christmas party for the underprivileged residents of Fyzabad.’
    • ‘I got so into the article that I wanted to give back to underprivileged children.’
    • ‘The local administration has waived all charges for all underprivileged patients in hospitals.’
    • ‘Wagner went in a different direction, starting a foundation for underprivileged kids.’
    • ‘Christmas came early this year for underprivileged children from across the district.’
    • ‘He is undertaking the walk in order to raise money for victims of the tsunami disaster and underprivileged people in the local community.’
    • ‘The centre in Sussex Square provides a place for underprivileged families to socialise and get support and advice.’
    • ‘This is an annual project in which toys games etc. are sent to underprivileged children in foreign countries.’
    • ‘A teenager who gave up a summer holiday in the French sunshine to help underprivileged children has been given a national award.’
    • ‘There are underprivileged individuals and groups in the First World, as well as in the Third and New Second Worlds.’
    • ‘It was my childhood desire to assist underprivileged people of Third World countries in any way I could.’
    • ‘This occasion, as in previous years, was one of happiness and support for underprivileged people in society.’
    • ‘These toys will be sent to underprivileged children in Third World countries.’
    • ‘They have introduced educational programmes for underprivileged children.’
    needy, deprived, in need, in want, in distress, disadvantaged, needful, poor, destitute, in reduced circumstances, in straitened circumstances, impoverished, poverty-stricken, penurious, indigent, as poor as a church mouse, unable to keep the wolf from the door
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Pronunciation

underprivileged

/ʌndəˈprɪvɪlɪdʒd/