- deprived, robbed, or devoid, as of life, hope, or happiness
The definition of bereft is someone who is without something.
An example of bereft of decency is a fraudulent or dishonest politician.
A past tense and a past participle of bereave
- a. Deprived of something: They are bereft of their dignity.b. Lacking something needed or expected: “Today's graduates seem keenly aware that the future is bereft of conventional expectations” ( Bruce Weber )
- Suffering the death of a loved one; bereaved: the bereft parents.
- Her brutal affections left Damon bereft, Stefan on his guard and Caroline Forbes became a changed woman when Katherine smothered her in her sleep while she had the blood of Damon in her veins.
- Patriarch John Abbott died, leaving his children bereft and at the mercy of his despicable last wife Gloria.
- The pair share a history in Stars Hollow and whenever there is a falling out between Luke and Lorelai, Lorelai finds herself bereft because she can't go to the diner for a cup of coffee and banter with Luke.
- She looked at the ground instead of Evelyn, feeling bereft once again.
- The framework of this crown, bereft of its jewels, is in the possession of Lady Amherst of Hackney.