Synonyms for barren

Synonyms for (noun) barren

Synonyms: waste, wasteland, barren

Definition: an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

Usage: the barrens of central Africa; the trackless wastes of the desert

Similar words: wild, wilderness

Definition: a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition

Usage: it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers

Synonyms for (adjective) barren

Synonyms: free, destitute, devoid, barren, innocent

Definition: completely wanting or lacking

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

Similar words: nonexistent

Definition: not having existence or being or actuality

Usage: chimeras are nonexistent


Synonyms: barren

Definition: not bearing offspring

Usage: a barren woman; learned early in his marriage that he was sterile

Similar words: unfertile, sterile, infertile

Definition: incapable of reproducing

Usage: an infertile couple


Synonyms: desolate, bleak, bare, barren, stark

Definition: providing no shelter or sustenance

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

Similar words: inhospitable

Definition: unfavorable to life or growth

Usage: the barren inhospitable desert; inhospitable mountain areas