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Definition 1: an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation - [noun denoting location]

Samples where barren or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the barrens of central Africa
  • the trackless wastes of the desert

Synonyms for barren in the sense of this definition

(barren is a kind of ...) a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition

"it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"

(... is a kind of barren ) a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation

Definition 2: providing no shelter or sustenance - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where barren or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • bare rocky hills
  • barren lands
  • the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes
  • the desolate surface of the moon
  • a stark landscape

Synonyms for barren in the sense of this definition

(barren is similar to ...) unfavorable to life or growth

"the barren inhospitable desert" "inhospitable mountain areas"

Definition 3: completely wanting or lacking - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where barren or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • writing barren of insight
  • young recruits destitute of experience
  • innocent of literary merit
  • the sentence was devoid of meaning

Synonyms for barren in the sense of this definition

(barren is similar to ...) not having existence or being or actuality

"chimeras are nonexistent"

Definition 4: not bearing offspring - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where barren or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a barren woman
  • learned early in his marriage that he was sterile

(barren is similar to ...) incapable of reproducing

"an infertile couple"

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