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desert

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of desert

  1. land that is uninhabited or not fit for crops <we were lost in the desert for days without food> Synonyms barren, desert, desolation, heath, no-man's-land, wasteRelated Words badland; brush, bush; dust bowl; open, open air, outdoors, out-of-doors; nature, wild, wilderness




desert

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of desert




desert

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of desert

  1. 1 to leave (a cause or party) often in order to take up another <the volunteer became disillusioned with his candidate and deserted to a political rival> Synonyms defect, rat (on)Related Words abandon, abdicate, abjure, apostatize, cut off, disown, forsake, quit, reject, renounce, repudiate, spurn; renege; depart, go, leave, withdrawNear Antonyms adhere (to), cling (to), stick (to or with); cherish, cultivate, foster

  2. 2 to cause to remain behind <deserted the kids at the food court for some independent shopping> Synonyms abandon, leave, forsake, maroon, quit, strandRelated Words discard, ditch, dump, fling, jettison, junk, scrap, shed, shuck (off), throw away, throw out; deliver, give up, hand over, relinquish, surrender, yield; escape, retreat (from), take off (from), vacate, withdraw (from); abjure, cut off, disown, reject, renounce, repudiate, separate (from); sacrifice; distance; disregard, forget, ignore, neglectNear Antonyms harbor, have, hold, keep, own, possess, reserve, retain, withhold; redeem, rescue, saveAntonyms reclaim





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