Definition of wasteland
1 : barren or uncultivated land a desert wasteland
2 : an ugly often devastated or barely inhabitable place or area
3 : something (as a way of life) that is spiritually and emotionally arid and unsatisfying
Examples of wasteland in a sentence
The outskirts of the city became a grim industrial wasteland.
That part of the country is a cultural wasteland.
the vast wasteland of television
First Known Use of wasteland
WASTELAND Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of wasteland for English Language Learners
: land where nothing can grow or be built : land that is not usable
: an ugly and often ruined place or area
: something that is being compared to a large, empty area of land because it has no real value or interest
WASTELAND Defined for Kids
Definition of wasteland for Students
: land that is barren or not fit for crops
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