1. bereft

adjective. ['bɝˈɛft'] unhappy in love; suffering from unrequited love.


  • unloved
  • unbeloved


  • overjoyed
  • beatific
  • gleeful

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Rhymes with Bereft

  • antitheft
  • kreft
  • cleft
  • theft
  • tefft
  • neft
  • left
  • heft
  • deft

How do you pronounce bereft?

Pronounce bereft as bərˈɛft.

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Sentences with bereft

1. Noun, singular or mass
Without an honest analysis of the current situation bereft of emotions, planning cannot be effective.

2. Verb, past tense
Consuming no solid food for 10 or more days can leave you nutritionally bereft and feeling weak.

Quotes about bereft

1. This parrot is no more. It has ceased to be. It's expired and gone to meet its maker. This is a late parrot. It's a stiff. Bereft of life, it rests in peace. If you hadn't nailed it to the perch, it would be pushing up the daisies. It's rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-parrot.
- John Cleese, Monty Python's Flying Circus

2. I've never felt so bereft and panicky. What do I do without my phone? How do I function? My hand keeps automatically reaching for my phone in its usual place in my pocket. Every instinct in me wants to text someone, 'OMG, I've lost my phone! ' but how can do that without a bloody phone?
- Sophie Kinsella, I've Got Your Number

3. What would the world be, once bereft Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left, O let them be left, wildness and wet; Long live the weeds and the wilderness yet.
- Gerard Manley Hopkins, Gerard Manley Hopkins: The Complete Poems

2. bereft

adjective. ['bɝˈɛft'] sorrowful through loss or deprivation.


  • mourning
  • grieving
  • bereaved
  • sorrowing
  • sorrowful


  • inactivity
  • happy
  • joyous
  • wanted