HyperDic: desolate

English > 5 senses of the word desolate:
ADJECTIVEalldesolate, bare, barren, bleak, starkproviding no shelter or sustenance
alldesolatecrushed by grief
VERBcognitiondesolate, abandon, forsake, desertleave someone who needs or counts on you
changedesolate, depopulatereduce in population
changedesolate, lay waste to, waste, devastate, ravage, scourgecause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
desolate > pronunciation
Soundsdeh'sahlaht; deh'sahley.t; deh'zahlaht
Rhymesabbot ... zealot / Zealot: 372 rhymes with aht...
abate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > desolate: 5 senses > adjective 1
MeaningProviding no shelter or sustenance.
Example "the desolate surface of the moon"
Synonymsbare, barren, bleak, stark
Broaderinhospitableunfavorable to life or growth
Spanishárido, desértico, desierto, desolado, estéril, yermo
Catalanàrid, desert, desèrtic, desolat, erm, estèril
English > desolate: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningcrushed by grief.
Examples
  • "depressed and desolate of soul"
  • "a low desolate wail"
Broaderinconsolable, disconsolate, unconsolablesad beyond comforting
Spanishdesolado
English > desolate: 5 senses > verb 1, cognition
MeaningLeave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymsabandon, forsake, desert
Narrowerditchforsake
exposeabandon by leaving out in the open air
maroon, strandLeave stranded or isolated / isolated with little hope of rescue
walk outLeave suddenly, often as an expression of disapproval
BroaderleaveGo and leave behind, either intentionally or by neglect or forgetfulness
Spanishabandonar, dejar, desamparar, desasistir, desertar
Catalanabandonar, deixar, desemparar, desertar
Nounsdesolationsadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
English > desolate: 5 senses > verb 2, change
MeaningReduce in population.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymdepopulate
Broadershrink, reduceReduce in size
Spanishdespoblar
Catalandespoblar
Nounsdesolationan event that results in total destruction
English > desolate: 5 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningCause extensive destruction or ruin utterly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymslay waste to, waste, devastate, ravage, scourge
NarrowerruinReduce to ruins
Broaderdestroy, ruinDestroy completely
Spanisharrasar, asolar, desgastar, desolar, destrozar, destruir, devastar, gastar
Catalanarrasar, assolar, desgastar, destrossar, devastar, gastar
Nounsdesolationan event that results in total destruction
desolationthe state of being decayed or destroyed
desolationa bleak / bleak and desolate atmosphere

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