: not having the things that are needed for a good or healthy life

Full Definition of DEPRIVED

:  marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or of healthful environmental influences <culturally deprived children>

Examples of DEPRIVED

  1. The diet allows you to eat small amounts of your favorite foods, so you won't feel deprived.
  2. <deprived children growing up in the slums>

First Known Use of DEPRIVED

circa 1552


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