- 1Suffering a severe and damaging lack of basic material and cultural benefits: the charity cares for destitute and deprived childrenMore example sentences
disadvantaged, underprivileged, poverty-stricken, impoverished, poor, destitute, needy, in need, in want, badly off, unable to make ends meet, in reduced circumstances, unable to keep the wolf from the door; depressed, distressed, forlorn; British on the bread line• rare necessitous
- 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.
- 1.1(Of a person) lacking a specified benefit that is considered important: the men felt sexually deprivedMore example sentences
- 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.