deprived of a decent standard of living, education, etc. by poverty and a lack of opportunity; underprivileged
- Deprived of some of the basic necessities or advantages of life, such as adequate housing, medical care, or educational facilities.
- Being at a disadvantage, especially with respect to competitive or opposing elements or forces: “We can't have … disadvantaged conventional forces on one hand and strategic nuclear forces on the other” ( Bernard Rogers )
nounused with a pl. verb
Deprived people considered as a group. Often used with the.
- simple past tense and past participle of disadvantage