from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Deprived of some of the basic necessities or advantages of life, such as adequate housing, medical care, or educational facilities.
  • adjective Being at a disadvantage, especially with respect to competitive or opposing elements or forces.
  • noun Deprived people considered as a group. Often used with the.

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of disadvantage.
  • adjective Lacking an advantage relative to another.
  • adjective Poor; in financial difficulties.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences


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