- barren ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of land) too poor to produce vegetation. 2) (of a female animal) unable to bear young. 3) bleak and lifeless. 4) (barren of) without.DERIVATIVES barrenness noun.ORIGIN Old French barhaine.
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Barrenness — Bar ren*ness, n. The condition of being barren; sterility; unproductiveness. [1913 Webster] A total barrenness of invention. Dryden. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
barrenness — index blank (emptiness) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 … Law dictionary
barrenness — late 14c., literal; mid 14c., figurative (of spiritual emptiness), from BARREN (Cf. barren) + NESS (Cf. ness) … Etymology dictionary
barrenness — noun see barren I … New Collegiate Dictionary
barrenness — See barrenly. * * * … Universalium
barrenness — noun The property of being barren; the property of not supporting life … Wiktionary
barrenness — It was the worst of misfortunes for a Hebrew or Jewish wife not to bear children (1 Sam. 1:10 ff.). So the prediction that women who were childless will be thankful is an indication of how appalling will be the disaster to fall on Jerusalem… … Dictionary of the Bible
barrenness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sterility, unproductiveness, infecundity, infertility, childlessness, effeteness, impotence, desolateness, unfruitfulness, bleakness, emptiness, aridness, aridity, agenesis, unfructuosity. Ant. fertility*, fruitfulness,… … English dictionary for students
barrenness — barÂ·renÂ·ness || bÃ¦rÉ™nÉª n. sterility, infertility; desolateness, emptiness … English contemporary dictionary
barrenness — n 1. childlessness, sterility, infertility, unprolificness, infecundity, Med. agenesis, impotence, effeteness. 2. unproductiveness, unyieldingness, unfruitfulness, fruitlessness; exhaustion, depletion, impoverishment; meagerness, scarcity,… … A Note on the Style of the synonym finder