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Definition of Deprivation

Deprivation

  1. The act of depriving, dispossessing, or bereaving; the act of deposing or divesting of some dignity.
  2. The state of being deprived; privation; loss; want; bereavement.
  3. the taking away from a clergyman his benefice, or other spiritual promotion or dignity.

Deprivation Quotations

We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty, deprivation, suffering, gender and other discrimination.
Nelson Mandela

The global phenomenon of poverty tourism - or 'poorism' - has become increasingly popular during the past few years. Tourists pay to be guided through the favelas of Brazil and the shantytowns of South Africa. The recently opened Los Angeles Gang Tour carries visitors through battle-scarred territories of urban violence and deprivation.
Leslie Jamison

Literature is the expression of a feeling of deprivation, a recourse against a sense of something missing. But the contrary is also true: language is what makes us human. It is a recourse against the meaningless noise and silence of nature and history.
Octavio Paz

By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul.
Theodore Bikel

Childhood depression tends to be more common in inner cities, being most frequently related to serious social deprivation, bullying, domestic violence, wartime experience and famine. It is, for example, a serious problem among children who are traumatised refugees.
Robert Winston
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Deprivation Translations

deprivation in French is rapine, privation, coulage
deprivation in German is Raub, Verlust
deprivation in Italian is perdita, rapina
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