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advantaged

[ad-van-tijd, -vahn-]
adjective
1.
having greater resources or better skills, education, facilities, etc.: She is more advantaged than her cousin.
2.
having sufficient or abundant income, natural resources, etc.; affluent: the advantaged nations.
noun
3.
(used with a plural verb) advantaged people collectively (usually preceded by the ): a luxury cruise that only the advantaged could afford.

Origin:
1595–1605; advantage + -ed3

unadvantaged, adjective
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advantaged (ədˈvɑːntɪdʒd)
 
adj
in a superior social or economic position

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advantage
early 14c., "position of being in advance of another," from O.Fr. avantage, from avant "before," probably via an unrecorded L.L. *abantaticum, from L. abante (see advance). The -d- is a 16c. intrusion on the analogy of Latin ad- words. Meaning "a favoring circumstance" (the
opposite of disadvantage) is from late 15c. Tennis score sense is from 1640s, first recorded in writings of John Milton, of all people. Phrase to take advantage of is first attested late 14c.
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