desertness

noun des·ert·ness \ ˈdezə(r)tnə̇s \

Definition of desertness

plural -es
:the condition of being like a desert
  • that air of spellbound desertness which so significantly invests the isles
  • —Herman Melville

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Origin and Etymology of desertness

Middle English desertnes, from 2desert + -nes -ness


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