What does desolation mean?

Definitions for desolation
ˌdɛs əˈleɪ ʃəndes·o·la·tion

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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.

    Etymology: Ultimately from desolatio.

  2. desolation(Noun)

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

    Etymology: Ultimately from desolatio.

  3. desolation(Noun)

    A place or country wasted and forsaken.

    Etymology: 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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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of desolation in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of desolation in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of desolation in a Sentence

  1. Buzz Aldrin:

    I guess I said that because it was magnificent, we had gotten there, and it looked pretty desolate. But it was magnificent desolation. I think Neil remarked the beauty, too.

  2. Alexander Hamilton:

    Power may be justly compared to a great river while kept within its bounds it is both beautiful and useful, but when it overflows its banks, it is then too impetuous to be stemmed it bears down all before it, and brings destruction and desolation wherever it goes.

  3. Mother Teresa:

    Without out suffering, our work would just be social work, very good and helpful, but it would not be the work of Jesus Christ, not part of the Redemption. All the desolation of the poor people, not only their material poverty, but their spiritual destitution, must be redeemed. And we must share it, for only by being one with them can we redeem them by bringing God into their lives and bringing them to God.

  4. Eric Angely:

    David Pottier said of United States. Thepandemic has wreaked havoc across the world, infecting 6.6 million people, killing over 391,000 and devastating economies.It poses a particular threat to the elderly like the surviving D-Day veterans who are in their late nineties or older. It has also affected the younger generations who turn out every year to mark the occasion. Most have been barred from traveling to the windswept coasts of American Normandy. In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, two people stop to look at an information board at Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, American Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. ( AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) Some 160,000 soldiers made the perilous crossing from England that day in atrocious conditions, storming dunes which they knew were heavily defended by German troops determined to hold their positions. Somehow, they succeeded. Yet they left a trail of thousands of casualties who have been mourned for generations since. Last year stood out, with U.S. President Donald Trump joining his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach. A smattering of veterans were honored with the highest accolades. All across the beaches of American Normandy tens of thousands came from across the globe to pay their respects to the dead and laud the surviving soldiers. The acrid smell of wartime-era jeep exhaust fumes and the rumble of old tanks filled the air as parades of vintages vehicles went from village to village. The tiny roads between the dunes, hedges and apple orchards were clogged for hours, if not days. FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French Donald Trump Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron, watch a flyover during a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the American Normandy cemetery, in Colleville-sur-Mer, American Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. ( AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Heading into the D-Day remembrance weekend this year, only the salty brine coming off the ocean on Omaha Beach hits the nostrils, the shrieks of seagulls pierce the ears and a sense of desolation hangs across the regions country roads. Last year this place was full with jeeps, trucks, people dressed up as soldiers.

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