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Wordnet 3.0

ADJECTIVE (2)

1. unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love;
[syn: bereft, lovelorn, unbeloved]

2. sorrowful through loss or deprivation;
- Example: "bereft of hope"
[syn: bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning(a), sorrowing(a)]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Bereft \Be*reft"\ (b[-e]*r[e^]ft"), imp. & p. p. of Bereave. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

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; to strip; -- with of before the person or thing taken away. [1913 Webster] Madam, you have bereft me of all words. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Bereft of him who taught me how to sing. --Tickell. [1913 Webster] 2. To take away from. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] All your interest in those territories Is utterly bereft you; all is lost. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To take away. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Shall move you to bereave my life. --Marlowe. [1913 Webster] Note: The imp. and past pple. form bereaved is not used in reference to immaterial objects. We say bereaved or bereft by death of a relative, bereft of hope and strength. [1913 Webster] Syn: To dispossess; to divest. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

bereft adj 1: unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love [syn: bereft, lovelorn, unbeloved] 2: sorrowful through loss or deprivation; "bereft of hope" [syn: bereaved, bereft, grief-stricken, grieving, mourning(a), sorrowing(a)]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

63 Moby Thesaurus words for "bereft": bankrupt in, bare of, beggared, beggarly, bereaved, bereaved of, bereft of, cut off, denuded, denuded of, deprived, deprived of, destitute of, devoid of, disadvantaged, divested, empty of, fatherless, fleeced, for want of, forlorn of, ghettoized, impoverished, in default of, in need, in rags, in want, in want of, indigent, lacking, mendicant, minus, missing, motherless, necessitous, needing, needy, on relief, orphan, orphaned, out at elbows, out of, out of pocket, parentless, parted from, pauperized, poverty-stricken, robbed of, scant of, shorn of, short, short of, shy, shy of, starveling, stripped, stripped of, unblessed with, underprivileged, unpossessed of, void of, wanting, widowed