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privileged

When you're privileged, you enjoy some special right or advantage that most people don't have. You could be privileged to live in a lighthouse and have a spectacular view of the bay.

People can be privileged in many different ways, but it always means that they're getting some unusual deal that others probably envy. You can be privileged because you have plenty of money and get to travel the world, or you can be privileged to know interesting people who inspire you. Another meaning of privileged is private or exclusive, as in privileged information that's only available to a few people.

Definitions of privileged
  1. adjective
    blessed with privileges
    “the privileged few”
    Synonyms:
    fortunate
    having unexpected good fortune
    sweetheart
    privileged treatment of a favored person or corporation (sometimes unethically)
    rich
    possessing material wealth
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    Antonyms:
    underprivileged
    lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society
    unfortunate
    not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune
    deprived, disadvantaged
    marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences
    underclass
    belonging to the lowest and least privileged social stratum
    poor
    having little money or few possessions
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  2. adjective
    confined to an exclusive group
    privileged information”
    synonyms: inner, inside
    exclusive
    excluding much or all; especially all but a particular group or minority
  3. adjective
    not subject to usual rules or penalties
    “a privileged statement”
    Synonyms:
    exempt
    (of persons) freed from or not subject to an obligation or liability (as e.g. taxes) to which others or other things are subject
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