Privation

  • 21 Privation — Pri|va|ti|on 〈[ va ] f. 20〉 1. 〈veraltet〉 1.1 Beraubung 1.2 Entziehung 2. 〈Logik〉 Negation, bei der das Prädikat dem Subjekt das diesem Wesentliche nimmt, z. B. die Uhr geht nicht [<lat. privatio „Befreiung“; zu privare „berauben, befreien“] * …

    Universal-Lexikon

  • 22 privation — [[t]praɪve͟ɪʃ(ə)n[/t]] privations N UNCOUNT: also N in pl If you suffer privation or privations, you have to live without many of the things that are thought to be necessary in life, such as food, clothing, or comfort. [FORMAL] They endured five… …

    English dictionary

  • 23 privation — UK [praɪˈveɪʃ(ə)n] / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms privation : singular privation plural privations formal a situation in which you do not have the basic things that you need for a comfortable life …

    English dictionary

  • 24 privation — noun Etymology: Middle English privacion, from Anglo French, from Latin privation , privatio, from privare to deprive Date: 14th century 1. an act or instance of depriving ; deprivation 2. the state of being deprived; especially lack of what is… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 25 privation — noun years of rationing and privation Syn: deprivation, hardship, destitution, impoverishment, want, need, neediness, austerity See note at lack Ant: plenty, luxury …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 26 privation — /praɪˈveɪʃən / (say pruy vayshuhn) noun 1. lack of the usual comforts or necessaries of life, or an instance of this: to lead a life of privation. 2. a depriving. 3. the state of being deprived. {Middle English privacion, from Latin prīvātio} …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 27 privation — noun a) The state of being deprived of or lacking an attribute formerly or properly possessed; the loss or absence of such an attribute. b) The state of being very poor, and lacking the basic necessities of life …

    Wiktionary

  • 28 privation — Synonyms and related words: abridgment, bare cupboard, bare subsistence, beggarliness, beggary, bereavement, cost, curtailment, damage, dead loss, dearth, debit, default, defect, denial, denudation, deprivation, deprivement, despoilment,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 29 privation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. want, loss, poverty, indigence; deprivation, bereavement, dispossession. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. want, destitution, penury; see poverty 1 . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) n. deprivation, need, want,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 30 Privation — Pri|va|ti|on 〈 [ va ] f.; Gen.: , Pl.: en〉 1. 〈veraltet〉 Beraubung, Entziehung 2. 〈Logik〉 Negation, bei der das Prädikat dem Subjekt das diesem Wesentliche nimmt, z. B. die Uhr geht nicht [Etym.: <lat. privatio »Befreiung«; zu privare… …

    Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • 31 privation — pri|va|tion [praıˈveıʃən] n [U and C] [Date: 1300 1400; : French; Origin: Latin privatio, from privare; DEPRIVE] formal a lack or loss of the things that everyone needs, such as food, warmth, and shelter ▪ the privations of wartime …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 32 Privation — Pri|va|ti|on die; , en <aus spätlat. privatio »Beraubung« zu lat. privatio »Befreiung«, dies zu privare »berauben; befreien«>: 1. (veraltet) Beraubung; Entziehung. 2. Negation, bei der das negierende Prädikat dem Subjekt nicht nur eine… …

    Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • 33 privation — pri|va|tion [ praı veıʃn ] noun count or uncount FORMAL a situation in which you do not have the basic things you need for a comfortable life …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 34 privation — pri·va·tion || praɪ veɪʃn n. lack of necessities, absence of items needed for livelihood; poverty, indigence, destitution; denial, deprivation, withholding …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 35 privation — [prʌɪ veɪʃ(ə)n] noun 1》 a state in which essentials such as food and warmth are lacking. 2》 formal the loss or absence of a quality that is normally present. Origin ME: from L. privatio(n ), from privat , privare (see private) …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 36 privation — n. 1. Deprivation, loss, bereavement. 2. Destitution, want, need, necessity, distress. 3. Absence, negation. 4. Degradation …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 37 privation — noun (C, U) formal a lack or loss of the things that everyone needs, such as food, warmth, and shelter: Despite the privations of wartime she managed to keep the children healthy …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 38 privation — n deprivation, want, need, lack; loss, bereavement, hardship, distress, suffering; difficulty, predicament, plight, strait; seizure, confiscation, forfeiture, divestiture, disinheritance, dispossession; poverty, destitution, beggary, pauperism,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 39 privation — pri·va·tion …

    English syllables

  • 40 privation — pri•va•tion [[t]praɪˈveɪ ʃən[/t]] n. 1) lack of the usual comforts or necessaries of life 2) an instance of this 3) the act of depriving 4) the state of being deprived • Etymology: 1350–1400; ME (< MF) < ML prīvātiō deprivation (of office) …

    From formal English to slang