Adjective "underprivileged" definition and examples



Definitions and examples


(of a person) not enjoying the same standard of living or rights as the majority of people in a society.
  1. 'the plight of the underprivileged'
  2. 'Proceeds from the show will go towards a Christmas party for the underprivileged residents of Fyzabad.'
  3. 'A teenager who gave up a summer holiday in the French sunshine to help underprivileged children has been given a national award.'
  4. 'I got so into the article that I wanted to give back to underprivileged children.'
  5. 'These toys will be sent to underprivileged children in Third World countries.'
  6. 'Wagner went in a different direction, starting a foundation for underprivileged kids.'
  7. 'He is undertaking the walk in order to raise money for victims of the tsunami disaster and underprivileged people in the local community.'
  8. 'The centre in Sussex Square provides a place for underprivileged families to socialise and get support and advice.'
  9. 'Instead of gifts, the couple had asked that guests make donations to the Aconchego day care centre for underprivileged children.'
  10. 'The school provides free room, board, and education to underprivileged children.'
  11. 'Last week, our Head Boy organized a charity for the underprivileged children in Iavindat.'


1. denied the enjoyment of the normal privileges or rights of a society because of low economic and social status.

More examples(as adjective)

"children can be underprivileged."

"areas can be underprivileged."

"sections can be underprivileged."

"people can be underprivileged."

"youngsters can be underprivileged."

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