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Definition 1: an event that results in total destruction - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for desolation in the sense of this definition

(desolation is a kind of ...) an event that results in destruction

Definition 2: sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned - [noun denoting feeling]

Synonyms for desolation in the sense of this definition

(desolation is a kind of ...) emotions experienced when not in a state of well-being

Definition 3: the state of being decayed or destroyed - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for desolation in the sense of this definition

(desolation is a kind of ...) a symptom of reduced quality or strength

(... is a kind of desolation ) an irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction

"you have brought ruin on this entire family"

(... is a kind of desolation ) a state or condition being blighted

Definition 4: a bleak and desolate atmosphere - [noun denoting state]

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

  • the nakedness of the landscape

Synonyms for desolation in the sense of this definition

(desolation is a kind of ...) an atmosphere of depression and melancholy

"gloom pervaded the office"

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