barren, waste, wasteland(adj)
an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
"the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"
bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark(adj)
providing no shelter or sustenance
"bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"
not bearing offspring
"a barren woman"; "learned early in his marriage that he was sterile"
barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocent(adj)
completely wanting or lacking
"writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning"
An area of low fertility and habitation, a desolate place.
The pine barrens are a site lonely enough to suit any hermit.
unable to bear children; sterile
I silently wept as my daughter's husband rejected her. What would she do now that she was no longer a maiden but also barren?
of poor fertility, infertile
incapable of producing offspring; producing no young; sterile; -- said of women and female animals
not producing vegetation, or useful vegetation; /rile
unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty
mentally dull; stupid
a tract of barren land
elevated lands or plains on which grow small trees, but not timber; as, pine barrens; oak barrens. They are not necessarily sterile, and are often fertile
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bar′en, adj. incapable of bearing offspring: unfruitful: dull, stupid: unprofitable (with of).—adj. Bar′ren-beat′en.—adv. Bar′renly.—n. Bar′renness.—adjs. Bar′ren-spir′ited; Bar′ren-wit′ted. [O. Fr. barain, brahain, brehaing, perh. from bar, man, as if 'male-like, not producing offspring.']
The numerical value of barren in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of barren in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Do not let yourself be tainted with a barren skepticism.
Comprehensive talkers are apt to be tiresome when we are not athirst for information; but, to be quite fair, we must admit that superior reticence is a good deal due to lack of matter. Speech is often barren, but silence also does not necessarily brood over a full nest. Your still fowl, blinking at you without remark, may all the while be sitting on one addled nest-egg; and, when it takes to cackling, will have nothing to announce but that addled delusion.
Now would I give a thousand furlongs of sea for an acre of barren ground.
Enough of science and art, Close up these barren leaves; Come forth, and bring with you a heart Thst watches and receives.
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
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- ялов, пустош, безплоден, неплодороденBulgarian
- karg, ausgetrocknet, Ödland, steril, unfruchtbar, dürr, kahl, trocken, ausgedörrt, Öde, Kargland, vertrocknetGerman
- estéril, infértilSpanish
- maho, steriili, hedelmätön, karuFinnish
- seasg, aimrid, fàsaichteScottish Gaelic
- meddő, terméketlenHungarian
- չբեր, անպտղաբեր, ամուլArmenian
- sterile, infertile, infruttiferoItalian
- hūnua, pukupā, pāhoahoa, wharepā, hahore, pākoko, akeake, rakeMāori
- onvruchtbaar, sterielDutch
- estéril, infértilPortuguese
- nefertil, sterilăRomanian
- бесплодный, пустошь, неплодородныйRussian
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