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What is another word for barren?

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Adjective
Unsuitable for, or inconducive to, growing crops or vegetation
“The barren land is rocky, with sparse, scrubby vegetation.”
Adjective
Empty of meaning or value
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“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.”
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Unable to bear fruit, crops or offspring
“Many too have heard of his marriage to the barren Princess Louise von Stolberg, who bore him no children.”
Adjective
Completely lacking in something that is expected or needed
“The great mass of sedimentary rocks is barren of ores and mineralization.”
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Abandoned, or left unused or unoccupied
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Devoid of moisture
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Significantly below an amount or level that is adequate
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Boring or severely lacking in interest
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Bare or exposed without a covering or protection
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Very hot and dry
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Having a plain and unadorned appearance
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Severe and difficult to cope with
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(free of, free from) Not subject to or affected by something
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(of a period of time) Characterized by inaction
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Noun
An area of low fertility and habitation
“Near one-third of Walton county is good tillable upland and hammock land, while the rest is pine barren.”
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