Disadvantaged and Poor


Disadvantaged adjective - Kept from having the necessities of life or a healthful environment.
Usage example: disadvantaged families struggling to get by in the inner city

Poor is a synonym for disadvantaged in destitute topic. In some cases you can use "Poor" instead the word "Disadvantaged" as an adjective or a noun, when it comes to topics like underprivileged.


Poor adjective - Lacking money or material possessions.
Usage example: every year, we make up a basket of food at Thanksgiving for a poor family in the neighborhood

Disadvantaged is a synonym for poor. You can use "Disadvantaged" instead the word "Poor" as an adjective or a noun.

Nearby Words: poorly, poorness

Both words in one sentence

  • The net result would be a society where poor people were not only financially but genetically disadvantaged.
  • Snow Means Death There is a proverb in Finland Tulis talvi ja tappais köyhät (Wish winter would come and kill the poor) which is effectively hoping misfortune for someone disadvantaged.
  • Yet Another Christmas Carol However, you can reasonably expect him or her to be Inspirationally Disadvantaged, poor, or otherwise so needy that he or she is automatically sympathy bait for the audience.
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