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Definition 1: lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society - [adjective denoting all]

(underprivileged is similar to ...) marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences

"a childhood that was unhappy and deprived, the family living off charity" "boys from a deprived environment, wherein the family life revealed a pattern of neglect, moral degradation, and disregard for law"

(underprivileged is similar to ...) belonging to the lowest and least privileged social stratum

"underclass mothers and children"

(means also ...) not favored by fortune; marked or accompanied by or resulting in ill fortune

"an unfortunate turn of events" "an unfortunate decision" "unfortunate investments" "an unfortunate night for all concerned"

(means also ...) having little money or few possessions

"deplored the gap between rich and poor countries" "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"

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