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Synonyms for sterile
ˈstɛr ɪl; esp. Brit. -aɪl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sterile, unfertile, infertile(adj)

    incapable of reproducing

    "an infertile couple"

    Synonyms:
    uninspired, uninventive, unfertile, unimaginative, infertile, aseptic

    Antonyms:
    rank, conceptive, fecund, impregnable, originative, fertilizable, septic, fertile, infected, creative

  2. aseptic, sterile(adj)

    free of or using methods to keep free of pathological microorganisms

    "a sterile operating area"; "aseptic surgical instruments"; "aseptic surgical techniques"

    Synonyms:
    uninspired, unfertile, uninventive, unimaginative, infertile, aseptic

    Antonyms:
    septic, rank, impregnable, infected, creative, conceptive, fertile, fecund, originative, fertilizable

  3. sterile, unimaginative, uninspired, uninventive(adj)

    deficient in originality or creativity; lacking powers of invention

    "a sterile ideology lacking in originality"; "unimaginative development of a musical theme"; "uninspired writing"

    Synonyms:
    uninventive, stereotypical, stereotyped, stereotypic, aseptic, unimaginative, unfertile, infertile, uninspired

    Antonyms:
    conceptive, fecund, infected, creative, fertilizable, septic, rank, originative, impregnable, fertile

Wiktionary

  1. sterile(adjective)

    Synonyms:
    barren, infertile

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sterile

    Synonyms:
    barren, unfruitful, unproductive, desert, infertile

    Antonyms:
    fruitful, fertile, productive, luxuriant, exuberant, cultivated

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sterile(a.)

    Synonyms:
    barren, unfruitful, fruitless, unproductive, unprolific, infecund, addle, ACARPOUS, jejune, poor

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