Definition Of deprivations


the damaging lack of material benefits considered to be basic necessities in a society.

low wages mean that 3.75 million people suffer serious deprivation

Example Of deprivations

  • A great many of us can remember, though we were children at the time, the deprivations of the 1939-45 war, when everyone was urged to ‘dig for victory’ to enable us to feed ourselves.

  • A new survey says insomniacs suffer from an abundance of happiness or creativity, but sleep deprivation isn't usually a reason to be cheerful.

  • Children played in the rubble in the streets, but in spite of their many deprivations people, especially children, were pleasant and cheerful.

  • Communities still recovering from the hardships of war found themselves forced back into wartime deprivations .

  • Consequently, I have the utmost respect for all those who served in the war and suffered its deprivations .

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