from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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  • adj. Subject to deprivation; poor.
  • v. Past participle of deprive

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental or social influences.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. marked by deprivation especially of the necessities of life or healthful environmental influences


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  • 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

    Oral History Interview with Lucy Somerville Howorth, June 20, 22, and 23, 1975. Interview G-0028. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007)

  • 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.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • 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.

    Does Sleep (Or Lack Of It) Affect Weight Loss?

  • While Clarke argued that educational reforms under the coalition government had abandoned Labour's aim to improve standards in deprived areas, the education secretary, Michael Gove, speaking at the same event, said Labour had vacated the centre ground and would find it hard to be re-elected.

    Charles Clarke accuses coalition of incompetence

  • But more than ever we need to get kids in deprived areas – actually in any area – involved in sport.

    Gareth Southgate

  • We reject this racism We reject this racism Obama 08 Obama 08 Supporter rallying and send emails to the RNC for there Hate ads let them no this election we will not be deprived from a good President eddie n. powellnye

    GOP attack ad takes aim at Obama's past

  • Starting out this entire six weeks already sleep deprived is not a good sign.

    On, um, Stuff

  • People who live in deprived areas get less help from the health service, a study has warned.

    Archive 2005-12-11

  • It also says community centres in deprived areas should be wired with broadband services.

    Broadband for street people

  • "Personal trainers are to be employed by the NHS in deprived parts of London, it was announced today."

    Archive 2004-11-14


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