deprived


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de·prived

 (dĭ-prīvd′)
adj.
1. Marked by deprivation, especially of economic or social necessities.
2. Lacking in advantage, opportunity, or experience: "Preschool is designed to give children from educationally deprived households an early boost" (Jeff Brody).

deprived

(dɪˈpraɪvd)
adj
(Social Welfare) lacking adequate food, shelter, education, etc: deprived inner-city areas.

de•prived

(dɪˈpraɪvd)

adj.
marked by deprivation; lacking the necessities of life.
[1545–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.deprived - marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences; "a childhood that was unhappy and deprived, the family living off charity"; "boys from a deprived environment, wherein the family life revealed a pattern of neglect, moral degradation, and disregard for law"
underprivileged - lacking the rights and advantages of other members of society

deprived

adjective poor, disadvantaged, needy, in need, lacking, bereft, destitute, in want, denuded, down at heel, necessitous the problems associated with life in a deprived inner city area
successful, favoured, lucky, fortunate, prosperous, well-off, sitting pretty (informal), having a charmed life, born with a silver spoon in your mouth

deprived

adjective
Economically and socially below standard:
Translations
مَحْروم
zanedbaný
dårligt stilletfattigunderpriviligeret
afskiptur, fátækur

deprived

[dɪˈpraɪvd] ADJ [child, family] → necesitado, desventajado; [area, district] → marginado
she had a deprived childhoodtuvo una niñez llena de privaciones
emotionally deprived childrenniños con carencias afectivas
to feel deprivedsentirse en desventaja

deprived

[dɪˈpraɪvd] adj (= poor) [area, person] → défavorisé(e)
socially deprived [area] → socialement défavorisé(e)

deprived

adj person, backgroundbenachteiligt; childhoodarm; area(wirtschaftlich) benachteiligt; the deprived areas of the citydie Armenviertel der Stadt

deprived

[dɪˈpraɪvd] adjbisognoso/a

deprive

(diˈpraiv) verb
(with of) to take something away from. They deprived him of food and drink.
deprivation (depriˈveiʃən) noun
1. (a condition of) loss, hardship etc.
2. (an) act of depriving.
deˈprived adjective
suffering from hardship etc, under-privileged. deprived areas of the city.
References in classic literature ?
I say at once there are fewer difficulties in holding hereditary states, and those long accustomed to the family of their prince, than new ones; for it is sufficient only not to transgress the customs of his ancestors, and to deal prudently with circumstances as they arise, for a prince of average powers to maintain himself in his state, unless he be deprived of it by some extraordinary and excessive force; and if he should be so deprived of it, whenever anything sinister happens to the usurper, he will regain it.
He believed that for Anna herself it would be better to break off all relations with Vronsky; but if they all thought this out of the question, he was even ready to allow these relations to be renewed, so long as the children were not disgraced, and he was not deprived of them nor forced to change his position.
Bumble, deprived of their situations, were gradually reduced to great indigence and misery, and finally became paupers in that very same workhouse in which they had once lorded it over others.
Mainwaring's sister deprived an amiable girl of her lover.
Being thus deprived of the means of his livelihood, he sat down on the bank and lamented his hard fate.
La Rochelle, deprived of the assistance of the English fleet and of the diversion promised by Buckingham, surrendered after a siege of a year.
It was off that other cape which is always deprived of its title as the Cape of Good Hope is robbed of its name.
After having been deprived during the course of 3 weeks of a real freind (for such I term your Mother) imagine my transports at beholding one, most truly worthy of the Name.
No person shall be held to answer for a capital, or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a Grand Jury, except in cases arising in the land or naval forces, or in the Militia, when in actual service in time of War or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb; nor shall be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself, nor be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation.
My mother inherited an estate from her husband, you have assassinated her; my name would have secured me the paternal estate, you have deprived me of it; you have despoiled me of my fortune.
Therefore I warn you, and listen well to my words, that they may be engraved upon your memory, never to be forgotten: this murder, which has robbed me of everything -- this murder, which has deprived me of my name -- this murder, which has impoverished me -- this murder, which has made me corrupt, wicked, implacable -- I shall summon you to account for it first and then those who were your accomplices, when I discover them
It is also but right to mention, not only the inconveniences they are preserved from who live in a communion of goods, but also the advantages they are deprived of; for when the whole comes to be considered, this manner of life will be found impracticable.