Synonyms and Antonyms of hardscrabble
producing inferior or only a small amount of vegetation
- It was hard to eke out even a bare existence on the hardscrabble lands.
barren, bony (also boney), dead, desolate, impoverished, infertile, poor, stark, unfertile, unproductive, waste
bleak, inhospitable, lifeless
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