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also: feminine: desprovista


  • desprovisto de algo
    lacking in something
    la escuela se halla desprovista del material más elemental
    the school lacks even the most basic equipment
    niños que están desprovistos de cariño
    children who have been deprived of affection
    una familia desprovista de recursos
    a family with nothing to live on
    no se puede decir que esté desprovisto de cualidades
    it cannot be said that he is completely devoid of good qualities
    you can't say that he is totally without good qualities

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