1. barren, waste, wasteland, wilderness, wild

usage: an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"


1. bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark, inhospitable (vs. hospitable)

usage: providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"

2. barren, sterile (vs. fertile), unfertile, infertile

usage: not bearing offspring; "a barren woman"; "learned early in his marriage that he was sterile"

3. barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocent, nonexistent (vs. existent)

usage: completely wanting or lacking; "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning"

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