disparity Hide phonetics
noun [C or U] SLIGHTLY FORMAL
a lack of equality and similarity, especially in a way that is not fair:
the growing disparity between rich and poor
deprive Hide phonetics
to take something, especially something necessary or pleasant, away from someone:
He claimed that he had been deprived of his freedom/rights.
You can't function properly when you're deprived of sleep.
deprivation Hide phonetics
noun [C or U]
when you do not have things or conditions that are usually considered necessary for a pleasant life:
They used sleep deprivation as a form of torture.
There is awful deprivation in the shanty towns.
There were food shortages and other deprivations during the Civil War.
deprived Hide phonetics
not having the things that are necessary for a pleasant life, such as enough money, food or good living conditions:
She had a deprived childhood/comes from a deprived background.
a deprived area