Bereft meaning

bĭ-rĕft
The definition of bereft is someone who is without something.

An example of bereft of decency is a fraudulent or dishonest politician.

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Deprived, robbed, or devoid, as of life, hope, or happiness.
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(of a person) Pained by the loss of someone.
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Suffering the death of a loved one; bereaved.

The bereft parents.

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Simple past tense and past participle of bereave.

Bereft of strength – powerless.

Bereft of gorm – in Yorkshire dialect – mindless one, idiot = gormless.

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Origin of bereft