deprived
deprived deprived adj. marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental or social influences; as, 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.

Syn: disadvantaged. [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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