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English definition of “bereft”

bereft

adjective     /bɪˈreft/ formal
bereft of sth completely without something: They were bereft of new ideas.Lacking thingsScarce, inadequate and not enoughEssential or necessary
[never before noun] alone and extremely sad: She was left bereft by his death.Feeling sad and unhappy
(Definition of bereft adjective from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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