bereft of

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bereft of

: not having (something that is needed, wanted, or expected)
  • They appear to be completely bereft of new ideas.
  • a man bereft of reason

Word by Word Definitions

bereft play
  1. : deprived or robbed of the possession or use of something

  2. : lacking something needed, wanted, or expected

  3. : suffering the death of a loved one : bereaved


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