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Definition of "dispossessed" []

  • Deprived of possession. (adjective)
  • Spiritually impoverished or alienated. (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 "dispossessed" in a sentence
  • "If you were poor, whether at home or in some Third World country, you were one of the 'dispossessed'-even if you had never possessed anything to dispossess you of."
  • "Well the tent cities of the dispossessed are a fine approximation and are likely larger than the 'villes of the' 30's, as there are more of us."
  • "Of the 1079 households identified as dispossessed and affected by group areas legislation in the Knysna claim, 822 were classified coloured and 257 classified African."