disadvantaged disadvantaged  /dɪs əd ˈvæn tɪdʒd/


  • (adj) marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences


  1. A new study suggests that taking disadvantaged children out of the home as early as nine months can be beneficial for their development.
  2. Oprah understands that in Africa, women and girls have often been doubly disadvantaged.
  3. But in a nation of more than a billion people, Muslims are often a disadvantaged minority.


  1. NEW BRITAIN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: CW Resources keeps expanding its horizons

    NEW BRITAIN — CW Resources continues to expand while providing job training and placement services for disabled and disadvantaged workers.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: The New Britain Herald

  2. Educators address learning loss

    School districts and community colleges have launched summer programs throughout northern Santa Barbara County aimed at lessening summer learning loss and funneling resources to the most socioeconomically disadvantaged children during the summer.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Santa Maria Times

  3. McAdams turns his attention to helping education

    McAdams turns his attention to helping education by Mike Gorrell The Salt Lake Tribune Published Jun 17, 2013 05:34PM MDT South Salt Lake • Mayor Ben McAdams kicked off a campaign Monday to lend more Salt Lake County assistance to after-school programs and early-education opportunities in hopes of enhancing the community by doing more for its disadvantaged children. McAdams introduced Roderic ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: The Salt Lake Tribune


  1. "I can promise a night to remember, a night that will, I hope, play a small part in changing the lives of disadvantaged children," Barlow said.
    on Jul 9, 2009 By: Gary Barlow Source: BBC News

  2. Mr Laws said: "Private school funding levels would allow the most disadvantaged schools to deliver for their pupils what private schools take for granted: longer teaching hours, Saturday opening, small class sizes and resources to attract the best...
    on Sep 14, 2008 By: David Laws Source: Kidderminster Shuttle

  3. SYDNEY, Australia: Pope Benedict XVI praised the Australian government Thursday for its "courageous' apology to the country's indigenous Aborigines for past injustices, saying it offered hope to all the world's disadvantaged peoples."
    on Jul 16, 2008 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: International Herald Tribune

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languish languish
/ˈlæŋɡ wɪʃ /