be|reft [bıˈreft] adj
[Date: 1500-1600; Origin: Old form of bereaved]
1.) bereft of hope/meaning/life etc
completely without any hope etc
The team now seems bereft of inspiration.
2.) feeling very sad and lonely
His death in 1990 left her completely bereft.

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  • bereft of — not having (something that is needed, wanted, or expected) They appear to be completely bereft of new ideas. [=to be completely without new ideas] He was bereft of all hope. a man bereft of reason • • • Main Entry: ↑bereft …   Useful english dictionary

  • bereft — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (bereft of) deprived of; without. 2) lonely and abandoned. ORIGIN archaic past participle of BEREAVE(Cf. ↑bereavement) …   English terms dictionary

  • bereft — [bēreft′] vt. alt. pt. & pp. of BEREAVE adj. 1. deprived, robbed, or devoid, as of life, hope, or happiness 2. BEREAVED …   English World dictionary

  • Bereft — Be*reft (b[ e]*r[e^]ft ), imp. & p. p. of {Bereave}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bereft — index bankrupt, destitute Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bereft of — index devoid, insufficient Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bereft — late 14c., past tense of BEREAVE (Cf. bereave) (q.v.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bereft — [adj] lacking; missing beggared, bereaved, cut off, deprived, destitute, devoid, dispossessed, divested, fleeced, impoverished, left without, minus, naked, parted from, robbed, shorn, stripped, wanting, without; concepts 546,576 Ant. full, happy …   New thesaurus

  • Bereft — 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

  • bereft — adj. (cannot stand alone) stripped bereft of (bereft of all hope; bereft of one s senses) USAGE NOTE: In the meaning having recently lost a dear one , the form bereaved is used the bereaved parents. * * * [bɪ reft] (cannot stand alone) [ stripped …   Combinatory dictionary

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