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disadvantagedadjective

uk   /ˌdɪs.ədˈvɑːn.tɪdʒd/  us   /ˌdɪs.ədˈvæn.t̬ɪdʒd/
C1 not having the standard of living conditions, education, etc. that most people have: A new educational programme has been set up for economically disadvantaged children.

disadvantagednoun [plural]

uk   /ˌdɪs.ədˈvɑːn.tɪdʒd/  us   /ˌdɪs.ədˈvæn.t̬ɪdʒd/
the disadvantaged
people who do not have good living conditions, a good standard of education, etc., considered as a group: These measures are intended to help the disadvantaged.
(Definition of disadvantaged from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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disadvantagedadjective

 us   /ˌdɪs·ədˈvæn·tɪdʒd/
(of people) not having the benefits, such as enough money and a healthy social situation, that others have, and therefore having less opportunity to be successful: Head Start is an educational program for disadvantaged preschool children.
(Definition of disadvantaged from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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