Adjective "underclass" definition and examples

(Underclass may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈʌndəklɑːs/

Definitions and examples

noun

The lowest social stratum in a country or community, consisting of the poor and unemployed.
  1. 'Instead of helping the underclass he is tarring the whole community with the same brush.'
  2. 'The two sections of society most damaged by the growing paralysis in social mobility are the lower middle class and the underclass at the bottom of the heap.'
  3. 'Yet, the nouveau riche are vastly outnumbered by a huge underclass of desperately poor people.'
  4. 'This fiction is realistic, often portraying the lives of common people and the underclass in the face of adversity.'
  5. 'The servants in Middleton's play represent an underclass that lives and thrives by irony, especially the irony of noble birth.'
  6. 'No city has succeeded when it has two spatially segregated underclasses.'
  7. 'Even then, John was a seasoned veteran of local politics; for the last quarter century, he has championed the rights and the needs of the homeless and low-income tenants, the forgotten underclasses of a city that hates the poor.'
  8. 'New levels were added to cover the underclass of people who have never worked and the long-term unemployed.'
  9. 'There are two underclasses and both are causing problems in the city.'
  10. 'They did not approach life from the perspective of the underclasses.'

More definitions

1. a social stratum consisting of impoverished persons with very low social status.

More examples(as adjective)

"wills can be underclass."

"turnouts can be underclass."

"theoristses can be underclass."

"terms can be underclass."

"takes can be underclass."

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