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ˈær ɪdarid

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. arid

    dry, parched, sterile, unproductive

    moist, dewy, watered, fertile, luxuriant, exuberant, verdant, blooming, productive

Princeton's WordNet

  1. arid, waterlessadjective

    lacking sufficient water or rainfall

    "an arid climate"; "a waterless well"; "miles of waterless country to cross"

    desiccated, waterless, desiccate

    lively, wet

  2. arid, desiccate, desiccatedadjective

    lacking vitality or spirit; lifeless

    "a technically perfect but arid performance of the sonata"; "a desiccate romance"; "a prissy and emotionless creature...settles into a mold of desiccated snobbery"-C.J.Rolo

    desiccated, waterless, dried-out, desiccate, dehydrated, dried

    wet, lively

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. aridadjective

    dry, dried up, parched with heat

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. aridadjective

    dry, barren, unproductive, parched, sterile, uninteresting, dull, unsuggestive

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  1. List of paraphrases for "arid":

    dry, drought, barren, dryland, semi-arid, aridity

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  1. Jim Green:

    Mars is not the dry, arid planet that we thought of in the past. Under certain circumstances, liquid water has been found on Mars.

  2. Jim Green:

    Today, we’re revolutionizing our understanding of the planet, mars is not the dry, arid planet that we thought of in the past - under certain circumstances, liquid water has been found on Mars.

  3. Kahlil Gibran:

    Rebellion without truth is like spring in a bleak, arid desert.

  4. Anthon St Maarten:

    We have created a manic world nauseous with the pursuit of material wealth. Many also bear their cross of imagined deprivation, while their fellow human beings remain paralyzed by real poverty. We drown in the thick sweetness of our sensual excess, and our shameless opulence, while our discontent souls suffocate in the arid wasteland of spiritual deprivation.

  5. Kathie Barstnar:

    ... Preventing stormwater from carrying pollutants into the ecosystems around an area. But a few states over, in Colorado, the semi-arid environment makes water a precious resource. There are significant number of unknowns, even if you just look at the water retention requirements, colorado has very extensive water rights laws. There are also mechanical and engineering challenges, plus ongoing maintenance expenses and concerns costs will be passed down to consumers, hurting smaller businesses and renters. Whether it's office rents, or apartment rents, the biggest complaint we hear daily in Colorado right now is rents are too high, said developer Jim Neenan, president and CEO of Prime West Development. Another issue raised is that it impacts all buildings of a certain size, regardless of whether it's a church, historical building, non-profit or affordable housing. You can drive around the city or walk around the city, you can see example after example of buildings that there would be no way to put a green roof on.

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