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Synonyms for desolate
ˈdɛs ə lɪt; -ˌleɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark(adj)

    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. desolate(verb)

    crushed by grief

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

    Synonyms:
    stark, barren, bleak, bare

    Antonyms:
    hospitable, consolable

  3. 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

    Antonyms:
    hospitable, consolable

  4. depopulate, desolate(verb)

    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, scourge(verb)

    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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. desolate(a)

    Synonyms:
    bereaved, forlorn, forsaken, comfortless, deserted, uninhabited, desert, wild, waste, bare, bleak, lonely

    Antonyms:
    cheered, cheerful, consoled, attended, cultivated, sheltered, fertile, luxuriant, animated, lively, gay, frequented

  2. desolate(v)

    Synonyms:
    waste, spoil, sack, plunder, pillage, ravage, devastate, depopulate

    Antonyms:
    people, colonize, plant, develop, fertilize, cultivate, enrich, enliven

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. desolate(a.)

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

  2. desolate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    lonely, solitary, companionless

  3. desolate(a.)

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

  4. desolate(a.)

    Synonyms:
    comfortless, cheerless, miserable, wretched, forlorn

  5. desolate(v. a.)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    abandoned, barren, disused

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Translations for desolate

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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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