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Adjective
Producing inferior or only a small amount of vegetation
“Several farmers tried in vain to till the barren land.”
Adjective
Empty of meaning or value
“No doubt there is a spiritual egoism, built on barren ideas concerning oneself with no real practice behind them, that one can easily fall into.”
Adjective
Not able to produce fruit or offspring
“Many too have heard of his marriage to the barren Princess Louise von Stolberg, who bore him no children, blatantly committed adultery and finally separated from him.”
Adjective
Utterly lacking in something needed, wanted, or expected
“… their proposal for revitalizing the downtown business district is utterly barren of useful ideas.”
Noun
Land that is uninhabited or not fit for crops
“… lived out in the barrens where it was impossible to grow anything.”
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