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Synonyms for desolate
ˈdɛs ə lɪt; -ˌleɪtdes·o·late

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bare, barren, bleak, desolate, starkadjective

    providing no shelter or sustenance

    "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"

    Synonyms:
    spare, bare(a), devoid, perfect(a), consummate(a), blunt, unornamented, austere, au naturel(p), bare, raw, marginal, arrant(a), black, severe, gross(a), staring(a), simple(a), stripped, destitute, mere(a), cutting, everlasting(a), double-dyed(a), crude(a), dim, complete(a), innocent, plain, nude, unsheathed, pure(a), unfinished, barren, stark(a), unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), free, naked, bleak, unembellished, sodding(a), scanty, stark, utter(a), stern

    Antonyms:
    consolable, hospitable

  2. desolateverb

    crushed by grief

    "depressed and desolate of soul"; "a low desolate wail"

    Synonyms:
    stark, barren, bleak, bare

    Antonyms:
    hospitable, consolable

  3. 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, desert, lay waste to, abandon, vacate, scourge, empty, depopulate, defect, forsake, ravage

    Antonyms:
    hospitable, consolable

  4. depopulate, desolateverb

    reduce in population

    "The epidemic depopulated the countryside"

    Synonyms:
    waste, ravage, devastate, desert, abandon, scourge, lay waste to, depopulate, forsake

    Antonyms:
    hospitable, consolable

  5. lay waste to, waste, devastate, desolate, ravage, scourgeverb

    cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

    "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

    Synonyms:
    waste, harry, scourge, emaciate, flagellate, abandon, blow, forsake, run off, devastate, desert, neutralise, pine away, neutralize, consume, macerate, ware, depopulate, languish, liquidate, squander, ravage, do in, rot, knock off, lay waste to

    Antonyms:
    consolable, hospitable

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Editors Contribution

  1. deserted

    deserted means alone, or empty.

    the deserted mountain had been left alone for years.

    Submitted by anonymous on December 22, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. desolateadjective

    Synonyms:
    uninhabited, unfrequented, desert, forsaken, dreary, wild, waste, barren

  2. desolateadjective

    Synonyms:
    lonely, solitary, companionless

  3. desolateadjective

    Synonyms:
    ruined, destroyed, devastated, ravaged, laid waste

  4. desolateadjective

    Synonyms:
    comfortless, cheerless, miserable, wretched, forlorn

  5. desolateverb

    Synonyms:
    ravage, devastate, depopulate, ruin, destroy, despoil, sack, ransack, lay waste

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. desolateadjective

    Synonyms:
    dreary, waste, broken-hearted, inconsolable, solitary, devastated

  2. desolateverb

    Synonyms:
    devastate, depredate, despoil, sack, lay waste

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "desolate":

    abandoned, barren, disused

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How to use desolate in a sentence?

  1. Sanjay Gupta:

    It was sparse, desolate, and for most requirements we would have to go to New Delhi, it was a distance away from everything that we needed.

  2. Buzz Aldrin:

    I guess I said that because it was magnificent, we had gotten there, and it looked pretty desolate. But it was magnificent desolation. I think Neil remarked the beauty, too.

  3. Buzz Aldrin:

    Aldrin in the Apollo 11 Lunar Module. For the 50th anniversary of the landing, Omega issued a limited edition Speedmaster watch, a tribute to the one that Buzz Aldrin wore to the moon. ( Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP) I prefaced desolate with magnificent, because of humanitys reaching outward and accomplishing something that people thought was impossible, Buzz Aldrin said. They dreamed of somehow reaching the moon. And to demonstrate, to be a part of demonstrating this miracle was magnificent. On July 16, 1969, Buzz Aldrin, along with mission commander Neil Armstrong and command module pilot Michael Collins, launched from Kennedy Space Center atop a Saturn V rocket. Four days later, Neil Armstrong made history when Neil Armstrong became the first person to walk on the Moon. Aldrinexited thelunar module 19 minutes after Neil Armstrong. The famed astronaut joked about being second during his interview. APOLLO 11 INSIDERS REMEMBER HISTORYS MOST FAMOUS SPACE MISSION : WE HAD A JOB TO DO AND WE DID IT I will forever, no matter what I do, be known as the second man on the moon, he quipped. In this July 20, 1969 photo made available by NASA, astronaut Buzz Aldrin, lunar module pilot, walks on the surface of the moon during the Apollo 11 extravehicular activity. ( Neil Armstrong/NASA via AP) Why does it bother you to be a second man to walk on the moon ? Youre one of a dozen men who had that incredible role, Cavuto asked in a follow-up question. Well, people love being vice president, dont they ? No, Buzz Aldrin responded with a chuckle. APOLLO 11S EPIC MISSION TO THE MOON IN PICTURES Does it bother me ? Yeah, it does a little bit, Buzz Aldrin continued. Why ? Because that isnt the way I would have described what this country did with two human beings landing on the moon and then deciding who was going to go out. We did things together as a team. The famous astronaut also recalls his famous steps across the surface of the moon and how he was well aware that the world was watching. Right near the end of our period out there Buzz Aldrin was doing something with the rock boxes -- I knew where the TV camera was, and I jumped up and down and pranced around to demonstrate the mobility that a person has, he said. So I was demonstrating for the people watching on TVintentionally showing them the varieties of kangaroo hop of turning. APOLLO 11 INSIDERS REMEMBER HISTORYS MOST FAMOUS SPACE MISSION : WE HAD A JOB TO DO AND WE DID IT During his sit-down with Cavuto, Buzz Aldrin also recollected the experience of looking back at Earth while on the surface of the Moon. [ You ] look up there, theres the earth. It looks small when its up there. If you look close, you may be able to see the ice over a pole, he said. If you look at your Omega watch, you may be able to tell what time it is in Houston. Buzz Aldrin also talked about the political significance of their mission to the moon, coming as it did duringthe space race with Russia atthe height of the Cold War. APOLLO 11 : THE BOOK THAT LANDED MAN ON THE MOON COULD SELL FOR $ 9 MILLION I do a lot of thinking today -- about somebody who had -- the guts to see that we were being outshone -- outshined in the Cold War by the Soviet Union, and to say, What can we do ?

  4. David Benjamin:

    It's pretty desolate up here, and it's built on the side of the mountain, so if you try to get out, once you get out, you have no idea where you're going, it's a good place to keep people that don't want to be here.

  5. Chris Cabrera:

    It's very desolate, very remote.

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  • مهجورArabic
  • пуст, необитаван, опустошавам, обезлюдявам, безлюден, безутешен, безнадежден, необитаемBulgarian
  • öde, verlassen, trostlosGerman
  • solitarioSpanish
  • hüljatud, kõleEstonian
  • خالی از سکنهPersian
  • masentaa, autioittaa, hylätä, hävittääFinnish
  • ravager, désoler, désoléFrench
  • उजाड़, बंजर, वीरान, निर्जन, सुनसानHindi
  • lakhatatlan, kihalt, reménytelen, elhagyatottHungarian
  • լքված, ամայի, անմխիթար, թշվառ, բարձիթողի, անբնակArmenian
  • terpencilIndonesian
  • deserto, desolato, nero, abbandonatoItalian
  • שומםHebrew
  • 寂しい, 寂れたJapanese
  • tūheaMāori
  • pustkowiemPolish
  • abandonat, deșertRomanian
  • упадочный, оскудевший, покинутый, необитаемый, пустынный, безнадëжный, скудныйRussian
  • தனித்துவிடப்பட்டTamil
  • 荒凉Chinese

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