underprivileged

Someone underprivileged doesn't have the advantages other people have. Underprivileged people usually live in poverty.

A privilege is a right or an advantage, and people who are underprivileged lack such rights and advantages. Many times, this word is used as a synonym for poor. People often worry about underprivileged children who are living in poverty and may not have access to healthy food or good medical care. Underprivileged children often go to the worst schools too, which is another disadvantage.

Definitions of underprivileged
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adj lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society

Synonyms:
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
Antonyms:
privileged
blessed with privileges
fortunate
having unexpected good fortune
sweetheart
privileged treatment of a favored person or corporation (sometimes unethically)
rich
possessing material wealth
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