bereft

[ bih-reft ]

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Part of Speech

adjective

Origin + Etymology

Late 16th century; English

archaic past participle of bereave.

Synonyms

  • beggared
  • deprived
  • destitute
  • impoverished
  • without

Antonyms

  • full
  • happy

Definition

deprived

Example

The ER doctor was bereft of sleep and in a horrible mood.

Usage Over Time

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