People who are disadvantaged or live in disadvantaged areas live in bad conditions and tend not to get a good education or have a reasonable standard of living. adj
...the educational problems of disadvantaged children...
The disadvantaged are people who are disadvantaged., n-plural the N
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deprived, discriminated against, handicapped, impoverished, struggling, underprivileged
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