Bereft Definition

bĭ-rĕft
adjective
Deprived of something.
They are bereft of their dignity.
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Deprived, robbed, or devoid, as of life, hope, or happiness.
Webster's New World
Lacking something needed or expected.
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Webster's New World
Suffering the death of a loved one; bereaved.
The bereft parents.
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verb
Webster's New World

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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