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Synonyms for desert
ˈdɛz ərtdesert

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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. desertnoun

    Synonyms:
    wild, waste, wilderness, solitude, void

    Antonyms:
    inclosure, field, pasture, garden, oasis

Princeton's WordNet

  1. desertverb

    arid land with little or no vegetation

  2. abandon, forsake, desolate, desertverb

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

    "The mother deserted her children"

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

  3. defect, desertverb

    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:
    forsake, desolate, defect, abandon

  4. desertverb

    leave behind

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

    Synonyms:
    defect, forsake, desolate, abandon

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. desertadjective

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

  2. desertnoun

    Synonyms:
    wilderness, waste, solitude, deserted region

  3. desertverb

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

  4. desertnoun

    Synonyms:
    deserving, due, merit or demerit

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. desertadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    fertile, arable

  2. desertnoun

    Synonyms:
    merit, meed, due

  3. desertnoun

    Synonyms:
    wilderness, wild

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

  4. desertverb

    Synonyms:
    forsake, abandon, leave, run away from

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1980waste
#2028wild
#2448void
#2964empty
#4409desert
#6027quit
#7846wilderness
#10327defect
#10671sahara
#10939dessert
#11444cease
#11564surrender
#14530abandon
#19661resign
#21790solitude
#21978saharan
#22808discontinue
#25882deserts
#29478wasteland
#35321scourge
#36359desolate
#36540vacate
#38092retract
#41807relinquish
#42606renounce
#47832forsake
#49931forego
#50794walkabout
#66067cede
#79641ravage
#80715devastate
#82810repudiate
#87973abdicate
#128134recant
#212527abjure
#249199forswear
#257035sahrawi
#327541depopulate

How to use desert in a sentence?

  1. Demetri Martin:

    I bought a cactus. A week later it died. And I got depressed, because I thought, Damn. I am less nurturing than a desert.

  2. Farooq Al-Elji:

    These people are falconers, you cannot take that away from them. Even if you take the trips away it is in their personality. Every human emotion is connected to being a falconer. It's very deep-rooted, it's a traditional trip, they like to maintain it to recapture the mood of being a survivor in the desert. That's the beauty of it, its a wonderful vacation for them.

  3. Chelsea Peters:

    Overall, La Nina typically means less precipitation for the Sierra, Great Basin region, and the Mojave Desert, which is bad for the current drought status and the potential for another active fire season next year, however, the magnitude of the La Nina event will dictate the magnitude of impacts on the winter weather pattern. Considering the current state of ENSO is neutral, La Nina may be weak through at least the early part of the winter season.

  4. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    The house made of ice in the middle of a desert! And that house is the house of lies!

  5. Chris Magnus:

    As temperatures start to rise in the summer, human smugglers will continue to exploit vulnerable populations and recklessly endanger the lives of migrants for financial gain. The terrain along the Southwest Border is extreme, the summer heat is severe, and the miles of desert that migrants must hike after crossing the border are unforgiving, our message to those who would try and gain illegal entry to the United States remains the same – don’t make the dangerous journey only to be sent back.


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