Underprivileged vs. Unprivileged

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  • Underprivileged (adjective)

    Deprived of the opportunities and advantages of others, usually through no fault of one’s own.

  • Underprivileged (noun)

    A deprived person; deprived people normally used as a plural.

  • Unprivileged (adjective)

    Not having special privileges, opposite of privileged.

  • Unprivileged (adjective)

    Not requiring special privileges

  • Underprivileged (adjective)

    (of a person) not enjoying the same standard of living or rights as the majority of people in a society

    “needy and underprivileged members of the community”

    “the plight of the underprivileged”

  • Unprivileged (adjective)

    not having special rights, advantages, or immunities

    “Mrs Weber is from an unprivileged background”

Oxford Dictionary

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