Privation – meaning of the word and examples

A lack of the basic things that are necessary for an acceptable standard of living. (Cambridge Dictionary)

An act or instance of depriving: Deprivation. (Merriam – Webster)

If you suffer privation or privations, you have to live without many of the things that are thought to be necessary in life, such as food, clothing, or comfort. (Collins Dictionary)

A state in which food and other essentials for well-being are lacking. (Oxford Dictionaries)

The loss or absence of a quality or attribute that is normally present. (Oxford Dictionaries)


Privation. The Free Dictionary.

Terms Bitter pill and Privation are semantically related.


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