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barren - Dictionary definition and meaning for word barren

(noun) an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
Synonyms : waste , wasteland
Example Sentence
  • the barrens of central Africa
  • the trackless wastes of the desert

(adj) providing no shelter or sustenance
Synonyms : bare , bleak , desolate , stark
Example Sentence
  • bare rocky hills
  • barren lands
  • the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes
  • the desolate surface of the moon
  • a stark landscape

(adj) not bearing offspring
Example Sentence
  • a barren woman
  • learned early in his marriage that he was sterile

(adj) completely wanting or lacking
Synonyms : destitute , devoid , free , innocent
Example Sentence
  • writing barren of insight
  • young recruits destitute of experience
  • innocent of literary merit
  • the sentence was devoid of meaning

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for barren

A student of 'Barren' 'Brain' will not be able to memorize wordlists of Barron's GRE.
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by rizvi

barren=bar+ran u ran into a bar and had had lots of wine then u will become dull hence barren=dull
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by ragha4u

bar...ren that is one which is barred or is desolete
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by Dhavalmaster

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