English adjective: barren
|1.||barren providing no shelter or sustenance|
|Samples||Bare rocky hills.|
The bleak treeless regions of the high Andes.
The desolate surface of the moon.
A stark landscape.
|Synonyms||bare, bleak, desolate, stark|
|2.||barren not bearing offspring|
|Samples||A barren woman.|
Learned early in his marriage that he was sterile.
|Similar||infertile, sterile, unfertile|
|3.||barren completely wanting or lacking|
|Samples||Writing barren of insight.|
Young recruits destitute of experience.
Innocent of literary merit.
The sentence was devoid of meaning.
|Synonyms||destitute, devoid, free, innocent|
English noun: barren
|1.||barren (location) an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation|
|Samples||The barrens of central Africa.|
The trackless wastes of the desert.
|Broader (hypernym)||wild, wilderness|
|Narrower (hyponym)||heath, heathland|