Definitions for desolationˌdɛs əˈleɪ ʃən

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

des•o•la•tionˌdɛs əˈleɪ ʃən(n.)

  1. an act of desolating.

  2. the state of being desolated.

  3. devastation; ruin.

  4. loneliness.

  5. sorrow; grief; woe.

  6. a desolate place.

Origin of desolation:

1350–1400; ME < LL

Princeton's WordNet

  1. devastation, desolation(noun)

    the state of being decayed or destroyed

  2. bleakness, desolation, bareness, nakedness(noun)

    a bleak and desolate atmosphere

    "the nakedness of the landscape"

  3. forlornness, loneliness, desolation(noun)

    sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned

  4. devastation, desolation(noun)

    an event that results in total destruction

Wiktionary

  1. desolation(Noun)

    The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.

  2. desolation(Noun)

    The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.

  3. desolation(Noun)

    A place or country wasted and forsaken.

  4. Origin: Ultimately from desolatio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Desolation(noun)

    the act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation

  2. Desolation(noun)

    the state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess

  3. Desolation(noun)

    a place or country wasted and forsaken


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