Synonyms of barren
Definition of barren
(of a place or building) bleak and lifeless.
Very poignant - especially with families and tiny children cycling up the barren street…
(of land) too poor to produce much or any vegetation.
The rest of Iceland is agricultural, rural, or wild - 80% of its barren land is unpopulated.
a barren tract or tracts of land.
After exploring gentle mountain slopes, taiga flatland and highland barrens , we suddenly reached the plateau's edge.
Example of barren
A barren fig tree takes up valuable garden space and nutrients that fruitful trees can use.
After a safe distance from the city I put the car on cruise control; the roads were barren and lifeless.
All six played a part, in helping the county end a barren nine-year spell without Liam McCarthy.
An elephant, tired after searching for water, lies in writhing pain on a barren land.
By contrast the prehistoric stones have been seen as male symbols of fertility with the power to impregnate barren women.
I recognized the view of Abalone Mountain and Castle Rock from that barren site.
In Act Two the barren Lady Kix, lamenting her childless and unfruitful state, is overhead by Touchwood Senior.
It totally made my day and I guess my barren spell was well worth the wait in the end!
It was there that he saw how extensively elephant dung was used as agricultural fertilizer to nourish the otherwise barren land.
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.