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deprived (adj.)

1550s, "dispossessed," past-participle adjective from deprive. As a euphemism for the condition of children who lack a stable home life, by 1945.

updated on September 17, 2012

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Definitions of deprived from WordNet

deprived (adj.)
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
Synonyms: disadvantaged
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