What does desolation mean?

Definitions for desolationˌdɛs əˈleɪ ʃən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word desolation.

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


  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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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