Definition of Despoiled

1. Adjective. Having been robbed and destroyed by force and violence. "The raped countryside"

Exact synonyms: Pillaged, Raped, Ravaged, Sacked
Similar to: Destroyed



Definition of Despoiled

1. Verb. (past of despoil) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Despoiled

1. despoil [v] - See also: despoil

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Despoiled

despising
despisingly
despisingness
despite
despited
despiteful
despitefully
despitefulness
despiteous
despiteously
despites
despiting
despitous
despoil
despoilation
despoiled (current term)
despoiler
despoilers
despoiling
despoilment
despoilments
despoils
despoliation
despoliations
despond
desponded
despondence
despondences
despondencies
despondency

Literary usage of Despoiled

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1. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1921)
"MAN, IN HIS PRESENT STATE, despoiled OF FREEDOM OF WILL, AND SUBJECTED TO A ... whether we are despoiled of all freedom, and, if any particle of it yet ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"... despoiled thieves of their gains under threats of arrest. Wild, however, gradually dissociated himself from Hitchen, and built up a connection of his ..."

3. The History of British India by James Mill, Horace Hayman Wilson (1858)
"Agreement between Mr. Hastings and the Nabob.— The Begums despoiled.— Whether the Begums incited Insurrection.—Alleged oppressions of Colonel Han- nay. ..."

4. The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England: To which is Added an by Edward Hyde Clarendon (1826)
"... and for a refuge to the poor protest- ants, who from all parts of the kingdom flocked thither, despoiled, robbed, and stripped, with the sad relation of ..."

5. The National Cyclopaedia of American Biography: Being the History of the by James Terry White (1895)
"He saw his substance despoiled, his farms ravaged, and himself clutched by the hand of disease. He died in Raleigh, NC, May 1, 1871. ..."

6. Matthew Paris's English History: From the Year 1235 to 1273 by Matthew Paris, John Allen Giles (1854)
"... that he would be despoiled of his superfluous wealth. Of the arrival of Brother Mansuetus, a Minorite, on a mission from the pope. About the same time, ..."

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