Synonyms and related words:
beggared, beggarly, bereaved of, bereft, cut off, denuded, deprived, deprived of, disadvantaged, distressed, divested, fatherless, fleeced, ghettoized, impoverished, in need, in rags, in want, indigent, lacking, mendicant, minus, motherless, necessitous, needy, on relief, orphan, orphaned, out at elbows, out of, parentless, parted from, pauperized, poverty-stricken, robbed of, shorn of, sorrowing, starveling, stripped, stripped of, underprivileged, wanting, widowed

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.


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  • bereaved — bereaved, bereft The verb bereave, meaning ‘to deprive (someone)’, is normally used in the passive. When the meaning refers in general ways to possessions, feelings, etc., the past participle is bereft: • Without her, he felt bereft as a child at …   Modern English usage

  • bereaved — [bērēvd′] adj. grieving over the death of a relative or friend the bereaved the survivors of a person who has died recently …   English World dictionary

  • bereaved — e*reaved (b[ e]*r[=e]v ), adj. mourning due to the death of a loved one. Syn: bereft, grief stricken, grieving, mourning(prenominal), sorrowing(prenominal). [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bereaved — index disconsolate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bereaved — [[t]bɪri͟ːvd[/t]] ADJ: usu ADJ n A bereaved person is one who has a relative or close friend who has recently died. Mr Dinkins visited the bereaved family to offer comfort. N PLURAL: the N The bereaved are people who are bereaved. He wanted to… …   English dictionary

  • Bereaved — Bereave Be*reave (b[ e]*r[=e]v ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bereaved} (b[ e]*r[=e]vd ), {Bereft} (b[ e]*r[e^]ft ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bereaving.}] [OE. bireven, AS. bere[ a]fian. See {Be }, and {Reave.}] [1913 Webster] 1. To make destitute; to deprive;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bereaved — be|reaved [bıˈri:vd] adj [: Old English; Origin: bereafian, from reafian to rob ] 1.) having lost a close friend or relative because they have recently died ▪ a bereaved mother 2.) the bereaved the person or people whose close friend or relative… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bereaved — adjective formal 1 having lost a close friend or relative because they have recently died: a bereaved mother 2 the bereaved the person or people whose close friend or relative has just died: Our sympathies go to the bereaved …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bereaved — I. adjective Date: 1799 suffering the death of a loved one II. noun (plural bereaved) Date: 1815 one who is bereaved …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bereaved — /bi reevd /, adj. 1. (of a person) greatly saddened at being deprived by death of a loved one. n. 2. a bereaved person or persons (usually prec. by the): to extend condolences to the bereaved. [1100 50; ME bireved, late OE bireafod (ptp.); see… …   Universalium

  • bereaved — adj. VERBS ▪ be ADVERB ▪ newly, recently ▪ a recently bereaved family Bereaved is used with these nouns: ↑family, ↑relative …   Collocations dictionary

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