Bereft – meaning of the word and examples

Deprived or robbed of the possession or use of something. (Merriam – Webster)

Lacking something needed, wanted, or expected. (Merriam – Webster)

 Suffering the death of a loved one: Bereaved. (Merriam – Webster)

Not having something or feeling great loss: (Merriam – Webster)

(bereft of) Deprived of or lacking (something) (Oxford Dictionaries)

(of a person) sad and lonely, especially through someone’s death or departure. (Oxford Dictionaries)

A simple past tense and past participle of bereave. (

If a person or thing is bereft of something, they no longer have it. (Collins Dictionary)


Bereft by William Harris.

What are other word for bereft speech?


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