disadvantaged

[Adjective] When something makes it harder for you to achieve things - for example living in poverty.
Example: Disadvantaged youngsters are more likely to leave school at 16 and to be out of work.
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Disadvantaged

The `disadvantaged` is a generic term for individuals or groups of people who: ==Economically disadvantaged== In common usage `the disadvantaged` is a generic term for those `from lower-income backgrounds` or `the Disadvantaged Poor`. The `economically disadvantaged` is a term used by government institutions in for example allocating fre...
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