Privation – A lack of the basic things needed for well-being
The private was fighting for a nation (privation) where the people lacked the basic things needed for well-being.
Examples of privation in a sentence
I escaped the life of privation I had as a child by starting my own business.
The slums of the old city were rife with poverty and privation.
After the privation of giving up cheese for lent, Sarah ate an entire pizza on her own!