Definition of Disadvantaged

1. Adjective. Marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences. "Boys from a deprived environment, wherein the family life revealed a pattern of neglect, moral degradation, and disregard for law"

Exact synonyms: Deprived
Similar to: Underprivileged



Definition of Disadvantaged

1. Verb. (past of disadvantage) ¹

2. Adjective. Lacking an advantage relative to another. ¹

3. Adjective. Poor; in financial difficulties. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Disadvantaged

1. disadvantage [v] - See also: disadvantage

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Disadvantaged

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disadvantaged (current term)
disadvantageous
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disadvised
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disaffect

Literary usage of Disadvantaged

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Opportunity 2000: Creative Affirmative Action Strategies for a Changing (1988)
"Retaining and Promoting Minorities and the Economically disadvantaged Companies must take steps not only to recruit minorities and the economically ..."

2. Health Status of Minorities & Low Income Groups by DIANE Publishing Company, Dept. of Health and Human Services, United States (1991)
"Within HRSA, the Division of disadvantaged Assistance (DDA), of the Bureau of Health Professions, has as its mission the initiation and development of ..."

3. Urban Schools: The Challenge of Location and Poverty by Laura Lippman, Shelley Burns, Edith K. McArthur (1996)
"The concentration of disadvantaged students in a high school was related to the likelihood that students from that school would complete a post- secondary ..."

4. Small Business Innovation Research: Program Solicitation (1993)
"2.4 SOCIALLY AND ECONOMICALLY disadvantaged SMALL BUSINESS CONCERN A socially and economically disadvantaged small business concern is one: a. that is at ..."

5. Career Guidance: A Handbook For Policy Makers by European Commission (2004)
"Many of the marginalised and disadvantaged groups targeted by career ... What data exist on the use of career guidance services by disadvantaged and at-risk ..."

6. ICT And Learning: Supporting Out-Of-School Youth And Adults (2006)
"Robert Kozma and Daniel A. Wagner Introduction This chapter is about the use of information and communication technologies to reach the most disadvantaged ..."

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