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Adjective: disadvantaged  ,di-ud'vãn-tijd
  1. Marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences
    "a childhood that was unhappy and disadvantaged, the family living off charity";
    - deprived
Verb: disadvantage  ,dis-ud'vãn-tij
  1. Put at a disadvantage; hinder, harm
    "This rule clearly disadvantages me";
    - disfavor [US], disfavour [Brit, Cdn]

See also: underprivileged

Type of: discriminate, separate, single out

Antonym: advantage

Encyclopedia: Disadvantaged