What does bereft mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bereft, lovelorn, unbeloved(adj)

    unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love

  2. bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning(a), sorrowing(a)(adj)

    sorrowful through loss or deprivation

    "bereft of hope"


  1. bereft(Adjective)

    (of a person) pained by the loss of someone

    Etymology: Form of bereaved; compare leave and left.

  2. bereft(Adjective)

    deprived of, lacking, stripped of, robbed of

    Etymology: Form of bereaved; compare leave and left.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bereft

    of Bereave

  2. Bereft

    imp. & p. p. of Bereave


  1. Bereft

    Bereft is a 2004 television film written by Peter Ferland and directed by Tim Daly and J. Clark Mathis. Bereft is the first film Daly directed. It stars Vinessa Shaw, Michael C. Hall, Tim Blake Nelson, Marsha Mason, and Edward Herrmann. Set in Vermont, Bereft tells the story of a young widow haunted by the memory of her dead husband, while trying to date again.

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How to pronounce bereft?

  1. Alex
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How to say bereft in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bereft in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bereft in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of bereft in a Sentence

  1. Anuj Somany:

    If there were no politician and woman especially wife, the life would have been bereft of happiness because almost all satire and jokes are being cracked ,directly or indirectly, on them only.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    Lady you bereft me of all words, Only my blood speaks to you in my veins, And there is such confusion in my powers.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    A person who is bereft of happiness in the life of own is most likely to say OFTEN to be happy, enjoy life and have fun & celebration to the people.

  4. Kim Rak Gyom:

    Sound dialogue is not possible with such a guy bereft of reason who is going senile.

  5. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei:

    Saudi Arabia's rulers, instead of shifting blame (to others), must accept their responsibility in this heavy mishap by apologizing to the Islamic Ummah and their bereft families, and meeting their obligations to that effect, the Muslim world has many questions, and the deaths of more than 1,000 people in this incident is not a minor issue; therefore, the Muslim world must think of a remedy to this issue.

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