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underprivileged Tweet Definition of underprivileged Like Definition of underprivileged on Facebook
noun (singular or plural underprivileged)
  1. A deprived person; deprived people.
adjective
  1. deprived, Deprived of the opportunities and advantages of other members of one's community.
underworld Tweet Definition of underworld Like Definition of underworld on Facebook
noun
  1. That part of society that is engaged in crime or vice.
  2. (mythology) The world of the dead, located underneath the world of the living; the afterlife.
universal Tweet Definition of universal Like Definition of universal on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of or pertaining to the universe.
  2. Common to all members of a group or class.
  3. Useful for many purposes, e.g., universal wrench.
upper class Tweet Definition of upper class Like Definition of upper class on Facebook
noun
  1. those people at the top of a social hierarchy
  2. the aristocracy
urbanism Tweet Definition of urbanism Like Definition of urbanism on Facebook
noun
  1. the culture or way of life of people who live in cities
  2. urbanization
urbanist Tweet Definition of urbanist Like Definition of urbanist on Facebook
noun
  1. a person who studies cities and their growth
  2. an urban planner
urbanite Tweet Definition of urbanite Like Definition of urbanite on Facebook
noun
  1. someone who lives in a city or similar urban area
  2. a demographic class of young, socially-conscious, urban professional
urbanize Tweet Definition of urbanize Like Definition of urbanize on Facebook
verb (urbaniz, ing)
  1. To make something more urban in character.
  2. To take up an urban way of life.
urbanology Tweet Definition of urbanology Like Definition of urbanology on Facebook
noun
  1. The branch of sociology that studies the problems of living in cities and towns
urban planning Tweet Definition of urban planning Like Definition of urban planning on Facebook
noun
  1. the conscious design of towns and cities
  2. the science of such design
urban sprawl Tweet Definition of urban sprawl Like Definition of urban sprawl on Facebook
noun
  1. an unplanned, disorganized growth of housing etc on the edge of a city

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