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Barren

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Noun

1. barren, waste, wasteland

an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

Example Sentences:
'the barrens of central Africa'
'the trackless wastes of the desert'

Adjective

2. bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark

providing no shelter or sustenance

Example Sentences:
'bare rocky hills'
'barren lands'
'the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes'
'the desolate surface of the moon'
'a stark landscape'

3. barren

not bearing offspring

Example Sentences:
'a barren woman'
'learned early in his marriage that he was sterile'

4. barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocent

completely wanting or lacking

Example Sentences:
'writing barren of insight'
'young recruits destitute of experience'
'innocent of literary merit'
'the sentence was devoid of meaning'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Barren

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adjective
1. 
incapable of producing offspring, seed, or fruit; sterile
a barren tree
2. 
unable to support the growth of crops, etc; unproductive; bare
barren land
3. 
lacking in stimulation or ideas; dull
a rather barren play
4. 
not producing worthwhile results; unprofitable
a barren period in a writer's life
5. (foll by of)
totally lacking (in); devoid (of)
his speech was barren of wit
6. 
(of rock strata) having no fossils

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Barren

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adjective
1. 
that cannot produce offspring; sterile
a barren woman
2. 
not bearing or pregnant at the regular time
said of animals or plants
3. 
not producing crops or fruit; having little or no vegetation
barren soil
4. 
not bringing useful results; unproductive; unprofitable
a barren plan
5. 
lacking appeal, interest, or meaning; dull; boring
6. 
empty; devoid
barren of creative spirit
noun
7. 
an area of unproductive land
8.  [usually pl.]
land with poor soil and very few shrubs, trees, etc.

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Barren

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adj.
1.
a. Not producing or incapable of producing offspring. Used of female animals.
b. Often Offensive Not producing or incapable of producing offspring. Used of women.
2. Not producing or incapable of producing fruit: barren trees.
3. Lacking vegetation, especially useful vegetation: barren tundra.
4. Unproductive of results or gains; unprofitable: "That icy winter silencehow it froze you from your bride, / Tho' I made one barren effort to break it at the last!" (Alfred Lord Tennyson). See Synonyms at futile.
5. Devoid of something specified: writing barren of insight.
6. Lacking in liveliness or interest: a barren routine.
n.
often barrens A tract of unproductive land, often with a scrubby growth of trees.

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