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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, 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:
    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

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How to say desert in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#36359desolate
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#49931forego
#50794walkabout
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#80715devastate
#82810repudiate
#87973abdicate
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#257035sahrawi
#327541depopulate

How to use desert in a sentence?

  1. Actor Ben Cotton:

    What we’re really doing at the Mars Desert Research Station is what we call an operational simulation more than a technical engineering simulation, but we find out how you would run a mission on Mars, so for example what we’ve discovered by running it a number of ways is the mission has got to be led from the front, that is, the commander of the mission is the commander of the crew. We don’t even call our mission control mission control anymore we call it mission support - they are there to support the crew - this has got to be led from the front.

  2. Rickey Smith:

    The science is how do I fuse them together? How do I take multiple optical, infrared, and electromagnetic sensors and use them all at once in real-time, if you are out in the desert in an operational setting, infrared alone may be constrained heat so you need all types of sensors together and machines can help us sift through information.

  3. Travis Bruner:

    Those' threats' are now mostly imprisoned and awaiting trial, but the crimes against desert tortoise continue.

  4. Simon Wheatcroft:

    We decided to name the app 'eAscot' because I do have a guide dog that helps me out on a day-to-day basis, who's named Ascot. But we felt he wouldn't really survive the heat of the desert, so he stayed at home and we took the electronic version instead.

  5. Juan Jose Murillo:

    Look at this, it's a desert.


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