- Marked by deprivation, especially of economic or social necessities. (adjective)
- Lacking in advantage, opportunity, or experience: "Preschool is designed to give children from educationally deprived households an early boost” ( Jeff Brody). (adjective)
- Lacking adequate food, shelter, education, etc (adjective)
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