depravation vs deprivation :

depravation or 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.

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  • n  moral perversion; impairment of virtue and moral principles

  • n  a state of extreme poverty
  • n  the disadvantage that results from losing something
    losing him is no great deprivation
  • n  act of depriving someone of food or money or rights
    deprivation of civil rights
News & Articles

  • A 103-year-old looks back at a life well lived sans bitterness
    SAN ANTONIO — To describe his lovely mother, who turns 103 on Monday, 72-year-old retired educator and longtime social-justice activist Francisco “Pancho” Gonzalez refers to the theory of relative depravation. On Sunday, as her family gathered for a dinner in her honor, she took stock of her long life, speaking with surprising clarity and a command of memory. For sure, Espinoza experienced tough ...
    Feb. 10, 2014 - San Antonio Express-News

  • Miss Utah and the dreaded Q&A brainfreeze
    Stress of competition and sleep deprivation can make the dreaded interview brainfreeze a reality for Miss USA contestants.
    June 17, 2013 - Washington Post
  • Tribal Officer Charged with Sexual Assault
    GREAT FALLS — A Blackfeet Law Enforcement Services officer has denied federal charges filed after a woman said he forced her to have sex with him in his patrol vehicle to avoid going to jail. The Great Falls Tribune reports 56-year-old Michael Connelly Sr. is charged with sexual abuse, deprivation of rights under color of law and giving a false statement to a federal officer.
    June 13, 2013 - Flathead Beacon
  • 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.
    June 13, 2013 - The Daily Advance