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Definition of "deprived" []

  • Marked by deprivation, especially of economic or social necessities. (adjective)
  • Lacking in advantage, opportunity, or experience: "Preschool is designed to give children from educationally deprived households an early boost” ( Jeff Brody). (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deprived" in a sentence
  • "Civil War period, you had the white people who were terribly poor and what you call deprived now, but none of them ever knew that word and didn't have that"
  • "The report praised the work of some state schools in deprived areas, which had instituted much more rigorous discipline and, as a result, had seen a marked increase in standards."
  • "Dr. LACEY: And in some cases, people even change what they eat, because many times, what you'll see in a person who's sleep deprived is they will tend to snack more on high-carb types of foods and snacks in order to kind of buttress their general energy level in an attempt to kind of self-stimulate and keep themselves more awake."