Barren - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbærən|  American pronunciation of the word barren
Brit.  |ˈbar(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word barren

noun

- an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation(syn: waste, wasteland)

adjective

- providing no shelter or sustenance(syn: bare, bleak, desolate, stark)
- not bearing offspring
- completely wanting or lacking(syn: destitute, devoid, free, innocent)

Examples

Few creatures can thrive on these barren mountaintops.

The book was good, but I found the barren lives of the characters depressing.

...lived out in the barrens where it was impossible to grow anything...

Thousands of years ago the surface was barren desert.

The sports hall was a rather barren concrete building.

I scored five in the first seven games, but I've had a bit of a barren patch since then.

...a barren and drear existence in a remote village...

The land about him was totally barren.

The karoos in the dry season are almost as barren as the wastes of the Sahara.

The restless beating of the barren, bitter sea.

her speech was barren of southernisms

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