de·​prived | \ di-ˈprīvd How to pronounce deprived (audio) \

Definition of deprived

: marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or of healthful environmental influences culturally deprived children sleep-deprived parents

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Examples of deprived in a Sentence

The diet allows you to eat small amounts of your favorite foods, so you won't feel deprived. deprived children growing up in the slums
Recent Examples on the Web Britons see inequality between more and less deprived areas, as well as income and wealth as the most serious types of inequality. Rob Whiteman, Forbes, 21 May 2021 The key to keeping your commitment to eating vegan is to not feel deprived. Cathy Garrard, Good Housekeeping, 10 May 2021 As one of the few leagues to continue playing with relative normalcy over the past year, the NBA has been a boon to deprived sports fans. Horacio Silva, Robb Report, 24 Apr. 2021 That of course implies that those without it remain deprived of such simple pleasures from pre-Covid life. Peter Baldwin, CNN, 19 Apr. 2021 Many of these weary Britons are exercised by the members of a Ukrainian family, the Shevchenkos, who live in Govanhill, a deprived area of Glasgow. Leo Robson, The New Yorker, 15 Mar. 2021 The regulator said that Robinhood charged inferior trade prices that, in aggregate, deprived customers of $34.1 million even after taking into account the savings from not paying a commission. Chris Isidore, CNN, 17 Dec. 2020 The 49-year-old now works with youth groups and as a legal advocate for those with learning disabilities, as well as running a community larder in a deprived area of Oxfordshire. Helen Lewis, The Atlantic, 14 Nov. 2020 People in the most deprived areas of England had higher antibody levels than those in the wealthiest areas. Tim Ross, Fortune, 13 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of deprived

circa 1552, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for deprived

see deprive

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The first known use of deprived was circa 1552

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1 Jun 2021

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“Deprived.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of deprived

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


de·​prived | \ di-ˈprīvd \

Kids Definition of deprived

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



Legal Definition of deprived

: marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or care in a healthful environment a deprived child


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