• Definition for "desolate"
    • Without inhabitants; deserted: "roads that have been frequently…
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desolate definition

  • adjective:
    • Without inhabitants; deserted: "roads that have been frequently so thronged today grown desolate” ( Daniel Defoe).
    • Barren; lifeless: the rocky, desolate area associated with the moon.
    • Rendered unfit for habitation or use: the desolate towns and cities of war-torn European countries.
    • Dreary; dismal.
    • Bereft of pals or hope; sad and forlorn. See Synonyms at unfortunate.
    • Deserted and lacking inhabitants.
    • Barren and lifeless.
    • Made unfit for habitation or usage.
    • Dismal or dreary.
    • Sad, forlorn and hopeless.
    • Destitute or deprived of residents; deserted; uninhabited; therefore, gloomy
    • Laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed.
    • Left alone; forsaken; lonely; comfortless.
    • missing to shame; dissolute.
    • Destitute of; with a lack of.
    • offering no refuge or sustenance
    • broken by grief
  • verb-transitive:
    • To rid or deprive of residents.
    • To set waste; devastate: "Here we've no wars to desolate our fields” ( Michel Guillaume Jean de Crèvecoeur).
    • To forsake; abandon.
    • to help make lonely, forlorn, or wretched.
    • In order to make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants.
    • To lay waste; to harm; to ravage.
  • verb:
    • To deprive of residents.
    • To devastate or put waste somewhere.
    • To abandon or forsake one thing.
    • To make somebody sad, forlorn and hopeless.
    • leave someone who needs or matters for you; keep into the lurch
    • reduce in populace
    • cause extensive destruction or spoil entirely
  • others:
    • To render lonely, as a place or region, by depopulation or devastation; make wilderness; lay waste; ruin; ravage.
    • To overwhelm with grief; afflict; make extremely sorry or weary: because, his heart ended up being desolated by his loss; your misfortune desolates myself; becoming desolated by ennui.
    • Solitary; lonely; without companionship; forsaken.
    • Overwhelmed with grief; deprived of convenience; afflicted.
    • Destitute; lacking.
    • Destitute of residents; uninhabited; lonely; abandoned: as, a desolate backwoods; desolate altars; desolate towers.
    • missing to shame; abandoned; dissolute.
    • Synonyms Companionless.
    • Forlorn, cheerless, unhappy, wretched.
    • Abandoned, unfrequented, lonely, waste, wild, barren, dreary.
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