- 1 (bereft of) Deprived of or lacking (something): her room was stark and bereft of colourMore example sentences
- Such is the current attack - one devoid of reason, bereft of honour and lacking in morality.
- Suddenly this community is bereft of sporting success and devoid of any heroes.
- We are now sanitized and correct, factual and precise, but tragically bereft of relationship.
- 2(Of a person) sad and lonely, especially through someone’s death or departure: his death in 1990 left her bereftMore example sentences
- Of all the bereft women presented in this section, the servant-girl struck me as the most crushed.
- I love having my dogs around, but now I'm totally bereft.
- Widows, bereft parents, and odd widower - you could always count on seeing a few of them sitting by a grave.
late 16th century: archaic past participle of bereave.