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What is another word for desolate?

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Adjective
Abandoned, or left unused or unoccupied
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“There is a story of a storm-beaten island, that was well nigh uninhabited and desolate because it had no harbor.”
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Very remote or inaccessible
“Lovestone, who naturally did not relish the prospect of undertaking Comintern missions to far-flung and desolate corners of the globe, was also inclined to defy the Comintern representatives.”
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Feeling or showing great unhappiness or loneliness
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“It doesn't leave you feeling desolate and destitute. Instead, it gives you hope.”
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Causing, or characterized by, a dismal atmosphere
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“The lyrics' unambivalent feeling of hope for the construction of a new world contrasts ironically with the predominantly desolate mood of the film.”
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Unsuitable for, or inconducive to, growing crops or vegetation
“It is a cold, barren and desolate land, beautiful, yet forbidding.”
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Causing distress, sadness or anxiety
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Lonely and abandoned in state or mood
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Inferior or run-down in state or quality
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Depressingly dull and bleak or repetitive
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Predisposed to having, or characterized by, bad luck
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Battle-scarred
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That has not (yet) been discovered, especially of a location
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Completely overcome or helpless, especially with distress or exhaustion
Verb
To completely destroy or devastate
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“Those events that desolate the earth have faded from the memory of Time.”
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To make someone sad, forlorn and hopeless
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“It would desolate me to have a spirit so brightsome depart prematurely.”
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To destroy or damage the value or quality of
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To cause significant upset to (someone)
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