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barren

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of barren

  1. 1 producing inferior or only a small amount of vegetation if tobacco fields aren't allowed to lie idle once every few years, they will become barren Synonyms of barren bony (also boney), dead, desolate, hardscrabble, impoverished, infertile, poor, stark, unfertile, unproductive, waste Words Related to barren bleak, inhospitable, lifeless; uncultivable, untillable; bankrupted, consumed, debilitated, depleted, diminished, drained, dried-up, enfeebled, exhausted, expended, lessened, reduced, spent, used up; arid, desert, droughty, dry, rainless, sere (also sear), thirsty, waterless; baked, dehydrated, parched, sunbaked Near Antonyms of barren arable, tillable; green, sylvan, verdant Antonyms of barren fertile, fruitful, lush, luxuriant, productive, rich

  2. 2 not able to produce fruit or offspring the pear tree appears to be barren Synonyms of barren sterile, fruitless, impotent, infertile, unfruitfulWords Related to barren altered, desexed, neutered, sterilized; castrated, emasculated, gelded; spayed; unproductiveNear Antonyms of barren fecund, luxuriant, productive, prolific; enriched, fertilized, rich; impregnated, pregnant; potent; bearing, producing, yielding; blooming, bursting, flourishing, swarming, teemingAntonyms of barren fat, fertile, fruitful

  3. 3 producing no results that line of investigation proved barren, so the police tried other avenues Synonyms of barren abortive, futile, bootless, empty, fruitless, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, otiose, profitless, unavailing, unproductive, unprofitable, unsuccessful, useless, vainWords Related to barren hollow, idle, meaningless, pointless, valueless, worthless; hopeless, impossible, lost, no-win, unattainable; inadequate, insufficient, lacking, wanting; counterproductiveNear Antonyms of barren meaningful, worthwhile; adequate, sufficient; applicable, feasible, functional, practicable, practical, realizable, usable (also useable), workableAntonyms of barren deadly, effective, effectual, efficacious, efficient, fruitful, potent, productive, profitable, successful, virtuous

  4. 4 utterly lacking in something needed, wanted, or expected their proposal for revitalizing the downtown business district is utterly barren of useful ideas Synonyms of barren bankrupt, bare, devoid, bereft, destitute, voidWords Related to barren blank, empty, innocent, stark, vacant, wanting; deficient, fragmental, fragmentary, incomplete, insufficient, partial, short; absent, missingNear Antonyms of barren furnished, provided, supplied; brimming, bulging, bursting, chock-full (or chockful), crammed, crowded, fat, jammed, jam-packed, loaded, packed, saturated, stuffed; abounding, swarming, teeming, thick, throngingAntonyms of barren filled, flush, fraught, full, replete, rife


barren

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of barren

  1. land that is uninhabited or not fit for crops lived out in the barrens where it was impossible to grow anything Synonyms of barren wasteland, desert, desolation, heath, no-man's-land, wasteWords Related to barren badland; brush, bush; dust bowl; open, open air, outdoors, out-of-doors; nature, wild, wilderness



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