Definition of deprived in English:


Syllabification: de·prived
Pronunciation: /diˈprīvd


  • 1Suffering a severe and damaging lack of basic material and cultural benefits: the charity cares for destitute and deprived children
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    • Smokers in deprived areas perceive a lack of support to help them to stop smoking.
    • She condemned the police tactics, as well as the deprived conditions and lack of opportunities for young people in the area.
    • The increase in the number of medical students will open the door to a medical career for students from deprived or culturally diverse communities.
    disadvantaged, underprivileged, poverty-stricken, impoverished, poor, destitute, needy, unable to make ends meet
  • 1.1(Of a person) suffering a lack of a specified benefit that is considered important: the men felt sexually deprived
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    • It's much too easy to laugh at the most abandoned, most cheated and misled, most socially deprived people in the north.
    • And it even hints at the possibility of socially deprived people thinking about their larger condition.
    • This can be achieved by concentrating resources on conditions that affect socially and economically deprived people.

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