(adj.) = helpless ; deprived ; unprotected. Ex: In imposing penalties for book stealing libraries are particularly helpless. Ex: The author focuses on the development of parish libraries in deprived parts of inner Chicago. Ex: Society is falling apart at the seams, causing individuals who have not been able to cope with the changes to feel unprotected and hopeless. ---- * dejar desvalido = leave + unprotected. * desvalidos, los = deprived, the ; deprived population, the ; underprivileged, the. * niño desvalido = deprived child.