Pronunciation of Bereft
/bɪɹˈɛft/, /bɪɹˈɛft/, /b_ɪ_ɹ_ˈɛ_f_t/
Synonyms for bereft:
Other synonyms and related words:
lacking; missing (adjective)
destitute, hand-to-mouth, poverty-stricken, embarrassed, shabby, distressed, scruffy, bankrupt, beggarly, down-and-out, homeless, poor, pauper, penurious, busted, squalid, dilapidated, impoverished, penniless, have-not.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
Usage examples for bereft:
- And turning to Sir Gawain, he said: " Nephew ye have done ill, for through you I am bereft of the noblest company of knights that ever brought honour to any realm in Christendom. - "Stories from Le Morte D'Arthur and the Mabinogion", Beatrice Clay.
- She dismissed her servants to their rest; all, excepting Halbert, the gray- haired harper of Wallace; and he, like herself, was too unaccustomed to the absence of his master to find sleep visit his eyes while Ellerslie was bereft of its joy and its guard. - "The Scottish Chiefs", Jane Porter.
- " Remember that it was love for you which bereft me of my reason and drove me mad- love for you. - "Wife in Name Only", Charlotte M. Braeme (Bertha M. Clay).