depravation vs deprivation : Common Errors in English

About depravation vs deprivation

There is a rare word spelled “depravation” which has to do with something being depraved, corrupted, perverted.But the spelling you’re more likely to need is “deprivation,” which has to do with being deprived of desirable things like sleep or chocolate.

depravation Meaning(s)

  • (n) moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles

deprivation Meaning(s)

  • (n) a state of extreme poverty
  • (n) the disadvantage that results from losing something
  • (n) act of depriving someone of food or money or rights

deprivation in News

  1. Former Hertford County deputy admits guilt in inmate beating

    ELIZABETH CITY — A former North Carolina sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to federal charges he beat a handcuffed jail inmate. Ex-Hertford County Chief Deputy Timothy Lassiter pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to one count of deprivation of rights under color of law.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Daily Advance

  2. NC sheriff's deputy admits guilt in inmate beating

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina sheriff's deputy has pleaded guilty to federal charges he beat a handcuffed jail inmate. Ex-Hertford County Chief Deputy Timothy Lassiter pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to one count of deprivation of rights under color of law.
    on June 13, 2013 Source: The Daily Reflector

  3. Float center offers saltwater sensory deprivation tanks

    The concept behind floating is sensory deprivation. The goal is to put you in the "theta" mind state, which is what you experience in between being awake and asleep.
    on June 12, 2013 Source: KVAL Eugene

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