Meaning of “deprived” in the English Dictionary


"deprived" in English

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uk /dɪˈpraɪvd/ us /dɪˈpraɪvd/

C1 not having the things that are necessary for a pleasant life, such as enough money, food, or good living conditions:

She had a deprived childhood/comes from a deprived background.
a deprived area

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(Definition of “deprived” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"deprived" in American English

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us /dɪˈprɑɪvd/

lacking something that is needed to live the way most people live:

He took pictures in deprived areas of the city.

(Definition of “deprived” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)