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Desolate

Antonyms for desolate:

cheerful, consolable, joyous, pleased, hospitable, bright, happy.

Synonyms for desolate:

Sense 1

alone, lonely, unfrequented, abandoned, tenebrific.

Sense 2

depress, sterile, somber, lonesome, wild, bereft, dreary.

Sense 3

derelict, glum, unknown, cheerless, joyless.

Sense 9

dark.

barren

barren, arid.

deserted

uninhabited.

destroy

lay waste, liquidate.

forlorn

forlorn, comfortless.

forsaken

forsaken, deserted.

in low spirits

dispirited, unhappy, sad, gloomy, dysphoric, melancholic, dull, downcast, spiritless, low, melancholy, depressed, heavy-hearted, wistful, downhearted, blue, dejected, tristful, down.

overwhelmed

stricken.

waste

waste.

abandoned (adjective)

forsaken.

brokenhearted (adjective)

inconsolable, wretched.

depressed (adjective)

melancholic, heavy-hearted, tristful, dysphoric.

depressed, despondent (adjective)

cheerless, melancholy, inconsolable, downcast, down, funereal, dismal, dejected, joyless, forlorn, gloomy, blue, somber, miserable, disconsolate, bereft, black, wretched, comfortless.

inconsolable (adjective)

unconsolable.

tenebrific (adjective)

tenebrific.

untamed (adjective)

wild.

unused, barren (adjective)

derelict, uninhabited, ruined, godforsaken, forsaken, lonesome, empty, destroyed, unfrequented, lonely, lorn, bleak, waste, vacant, dreary, abandoned, bare, wild, desert.

Sense 1 (noun)

deserted, uninhabited, abandoned.

Sense 4 (noun)

derelict, bereft.

Sense 6 (noun)

melancholy, sad, downcast.

desolate (noun)

forlorn, lorn, wasted, depopulate, bare, destroyed, ravaged, desolated, unconsolable, lay waste to, forsake, inhospitable, devastated, blasted, stark, devastate, bleak, abandon, barren, desert, forsaken, ravage, disconsolate, waste, inconsolable, ruined, godforsaken.

gloomy (noun)

downcast, melancholy, sad, dismal.

depressing (verb)

dismal.

destroy (verb)

bulldoze, rip to shreds, vaporize, devastate, decimate, dismantle, exterminate, level, destroy, wreck, annihilate, tear down, demolish, flatten, pulverize, abolish, eradicate, atomize, smash, mow down, lay waste, extirpate, disintegrate, raze.

ravage, destroy (verb)

devastate, lay waste, depopulate.

Usage examples for desolate:

  • It is a wild and desolate place. - "Tom Swift and his Air Glider or, Seeking the Platinum Treasure", Victor Appleton.
  • Her sobs, which have gone to my heart the whole, long, desolate night, have ceased! - "The Lady of Lyons or Love and Pride", Edward Bulwer Lytton.
  • How dreary and desolate does it seem without them! - "Canadian Wild Flowers", Helen M. Johnson.

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