- 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 &ellipsis; disadvantaged conventional forces on one hand and strategic nuclear forces on the other” (Bernard Rogers).
noun(used with a pl. verb)
- simple past tense and past participle of disadvantage