dispossessed dispossessed  /ˌdɪs pə ˈzɛst/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) physically or spiritually homeless or deprived of security

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Often, the source of their peril lies in the countryside, in the rising conflict between dispossessed social groups and the well-entrenched elite.
  2. Unable to make headway, Lal Bihari The Dead sought the company of other ghosts in Uttar Pradesh and found an entire underworld of the deceased and dispossessed.
  3. Thus, by the time the British reached India, both Hindu and Moslem were deeply immersed in hate, deeply conscious of dispossession before the British dispossessed both.

News

  1. Jane Addams, world's 'best-loved woman,' honored with Google doodle (+video)

    More than a hundred years ago, Jane Addams opened her heart and a Chicago house to the city's immigrants and dispossessed.
    on September 7, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

  2. Jane Addams, world's "best-loved woman," honored with Google doodle

    More than a hundred years ago, Jane Addams opened her heart and a Chicago house to the city's immigrants and dispossessed.
    on September 6, 2013     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

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