marked by deprivation; lacking the necessities of life, as adequate food and shelter: a deprived childhood.
- self-de·prived, adjective
- un·de·prived, adjective
- depraved, deprived
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How to use deprived in a sentence
At Rolston Rest, sleep deprived and starving, my feet a mess, I thought of that view.
Sullivan is rather busy these days and probably sleep deprived.Jake Sullivan bungles a line about visa processing for Afghans | Glenn Kessler | August 24, 2021 | Washington Post
In the end, that might be the thing I love best about my secondary pantry, that it provides me endless pathways to quick and simple dishes that, ultimately, make me feel a little less deprived, a little less stuck.Homemade condiments, dressings and toppings are a pathway to fast, flavorful cooking | Todd Kliman | February 2, 2021 | Washington Post
Attitudes within the party were essentially unchanged; they just put new faces on an old, melanin-deprived product.
deprived of amplification, he silently stripped down and collapsed onstage.
The Latvian government deprived him of citizenship for such activity.
Ebony had been 12 when her mother was suddenly deprived of her livelihood.
Ironically, the weather front deprived the passengers on Flight 630 of further Internet access.Do You Suffer From Smartphone Anxiety? (And if So, What the Hell’s Your Problem?) | Melissa Fares | April 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A little boy aged two years and four months was deprived of a pencil from Thursday to Sunday for scribbling on the wall-paper.Children's Ways | James Sully
From a sense of justice, I hastened to remunerate those who had been deprived of their coign of vantage, but, alas!The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
Freed from his presence, Black Sheep resolved that he should no longer be deprived of his allowance of pleasure-reading.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
When he was good for a week, he drew good-conduct pay; and when he was bad, he was deprived of his good-conduct-stripe.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II | Rudyard Kipling
On a few previous occasions she had been completely deprived of any desire to finish her dinner.The Awakening and Selected Short Stories | Kate Chopin
British Dictionary definitions for deprived
lacking adequate food, shelter, education, etc: deprived inner-city areas
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