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English noun: desolation

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


Synonymsdevastation


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


Synonymsdevastation


Broader (hypernym)ruin, ruination









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