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English noun: desolation

1. desolation (state) the state of being decayed or destroyed


Broader (hypernym)deterioration, impairment

Narrower (hyponym)blight, ruin, ruination

2. desolation (state) a bleak and desolate atmosphere

SamplesThe nakedness of the landscape.

Synonymsbareness, bleakness, nakedness

Broader (hypernym)gloom, gloominess, glumness

3. desolation (feeling) sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned

Synonymsforlornness, loneliness

Broader (hypernym)sadness, unhappiness

4. desolation (event) an event that results in total destruction


Broader (hypernym)ruin, ruination

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