Definition of desolation
1 : the action of desolating the pitiful desolation and slaughter of World War I — D. F. Fleming
4 : barren wasteland looked out across the desolation
Examples of desolation in a sentence
She sank into a state of desolation and despair.
photos that show the desolation of war
Origin and Etymology of desolation
First Known Use: 14th century
DESOLATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of desolation for English Language Learners
: extreme sadness caused by loss or loneliness
: the condition of a place or thing that has been damaged in such a way that it is no longer suitable for people to live in : the state or condition of being desolate
DESOLATION Defined for Kids
Definition of desolation for Students
1 : the state of being deserted or ruined Photos showed the desolation left by the fire.
2 : sadness resulting from grief or loneliness
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