deprived

adjective de·prived
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of deprived

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

Examples of deprived in a Sentence

  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

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Origin and Etymology of deprived


DEPRIVED Defined for English Language Learners

deprived

adjective

Definition of deprived for English Language Learners

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


DEPRIVED Defined for Kids

deprived

adjective de·prived \ di-ˈprīvd \

Definition of deprived for Students

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

Law Dictionary

deprived

adjective

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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