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Synonyms for Desert
ˈdɛz ərt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. desert(verb)

    arid land with little or no vegetation

  2. abandon, forsake, desolate, desert(verb)

    leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch

    "The mother deserted her children"

    Synonyms:
    waste, devastate, give up, desert, lay waste to, abandon, vacate, scourge, empty, depopulate, defect, forsake, ravage, desolate

  3. defect, desert(verb)

    desert (a cause, a country or an army), often in order to join the opposing cause, country, or army

    "If soldiers deserted Hitler's army, they were shot"

    Synonyms:
    desert, forsake, desolate, defect, abandon

  4. desert(verb)

    leave behind

    "the students deserted the campus after the end of exam period"

    Synonyms:
    defect, forsake, desolate, abandon

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. desert

    Abandon is a word of wide signification, applying to persons or things of any kind; abdicate and resign apply to office, authority, or power; cede to territorial possessions; surrender especially to military force, and more generally to any demand, claim, passion, etc. Quit carries an idea of suddenness or abruptness not necessarily implied in abandon, and may not have the same suggestion of finality. The king abdicates his throne, cedes his territory, deserts his followers, renounces his religion, relinquishes his titles, abandons his designs. A cowardly officer deserts his ship; the helpless passengers abandon it. We quit business, give up property, resign office, abandon a habit or a trust. Relinquish commonly implies reluctance; the fainting hand relinquishes its grasp; the creditor relinquishes his claim. Abandon implies previous association with responsibility for or control of; forsake implies previous association with inclination or attachment, real or assumed; a man may abandon or forsake house or friends; he abandons an enterprise; forsakes God. Abandon is applied to both good and evil action; a thief abandons his designs, a man his principles. Forsake, like abandon, may be used either in the favorable or unfavorable sense; desert is always unfavorable, involving a breach of duty, except when used of mere localities; as, "the Deserted Village." While a monarch abdicates, a president or other elected or appointed officer resigns. It was held that James II. abdicated his throne by deserting it.

    Synonyms:
    abandon, abdicate, abjure, cast off, cease, cede, depart from, discontinue, forego, forsake, forswear, give up, leave, quit, recant, relinquish, renounce, repudiate, resign, retire from, retract, surrender, vacate, withdraw from

    Antonyms:
    adopt, advocate, assert, cherish, claim, court, defend, favor, haunt, hold, keep, maintain, occupy, prosecute, protect, pursue, retain, seek, support, undertake, uphold, vindicate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. desert(n)

    Synonyms:
    wild, waste, wilderness, solitude, void

    Antonyms:
    inclosure, field, pasture, garden, oasis

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. desert(a.)

    Synonyms:
    uninhabited, desolate, forsaken, wild, waste, barren, untilled

  2. desert(n.)

    Synonyms:
    wilderness, waste, solitude, deserted region

  3. desert(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    forsake, leave, quit, abandon, renounce, leave in the lurch, turn one's back upon

  4. desert(n.)

    Synonyms:
    deserving, due, merit or demerit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. desert(a)

    Synonyms:
    waste, unproductive, barren, desolate, infertile, inarable

    Antonyms:
    fertile, arable

  2. desert(n)

    Synonyms:
    merit, meed, due

  3. desert(n)

    Synonyms:
    wilderness, wild

    Associated words:
    oasis, mirage, caravan, caravansary, eremic

  4. desert(v)

    Synonyms:
    forsake, abandon, leave, run away from

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    sahara, wasteland, wilderness, saharan, sahrawi, walkabout, dessert, deserts

How to pronounce Desert?

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How to say Desert in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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How to use Desert in a sentence?

  1. Hoyt Johnson:

    And word caught on and word caught on, it’s just been extraordinary. We get people from all over the world that come here. On a busy weekend, Greasewood serves over 10,000 guests. While Greasewood is an institution in the desert, it will be getting a new home next spring after the land was sold to a property developer. It will be relocated to a different space in the Scottsdale area, but Hoyt Johnson wouldn't share of where exactly until the details become final. But the new location will bring the same feel and spirit as the old.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    De nombreux événements de la vie peuvent être comparés avec les mirages qui trompent toujours le voyageur dans le désert toujours fuyant. nous courons parfois après séduisante rêves attrayantes dans l'espoir de les atteindre, mais en vain. à un certain stade, nous découvrons que tous ceux qui étaient seulement nos délires .... les rêves, les gens et les promesses que nous avons couru après ne sont pas vraiment ce que nous pensions qu'ils soient. à ce stade, il est préférable de passer à autre chose, et ne pas penser à ces rêves une défaillance humaine, trompeuses, et les promesses non tenues. à mon avis, tout en reconnaissant les mirages illusoires dans le temps à droite est le plus important pour le voyageur - parce qu'elle est la première étape dans la direction du chemin clair, ce qui peut souvent conduire à l'oasis, le succès final. La vie est rien, mais de passer! La vie continue!

  3. Sagar Kamble:

    Finding true love is like finding the bottle of water in Desert.

  4. Masanobu Fukuoka:

    My ultimate dream is to sow seeds in the desert. To revegetate the deserts is to sow seed in people's hearts.

  5. Yara Shalaby:

    I loved the desert environment since I was a kid. I used to go on safaris and camps all the time, but being able to race in the desert gives me a special rush and joy, when I first started racing, male drivers used to tease me ... But now, I get really good feedback from them. They are usually very excited about my achievements and they constantly encourage me.


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