1610s, past participle adjective from disadvantage (v.). Of races or classes deprived of opportunities for advancement, from 1902, a word popularized by sociologists. As a noun, shorthand for disadvantaged persons, it is attested by 1939.
1. He just wanted people to stop calling him disadvantaged, an underachiever.
2. Part - time workers, the majority of whom are women, are doubly disadvantaged.
兼职 工作者多数为女性, 处于双重的不利条件下.
3. The centre aims to help disadvantaged areas of Europe, mainly by fostering new businesses.
4. More state help is needed for the disadvantaged sections of the community.