HyperDic: desolation

English > 4 senses of the word desolation:
NOUNstatedesolation, devastationthe state of being decayed or destroyed
statedesolation, bleakness, bareness, nakednessa bleak / bleak and desolate atmosphere
feelingdesolation, forlornness, lonelinesssadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
eventdesolation, devastationan event that results in total destruction
desolation > pronunciation
Soundsdeh.sahley'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > desolation: 4 senses > noun 1, state
MeaningThe state of being decayed or destroyed.
Synonymdevastation
NarrowerblightA state or condition being blighted
ruin, ruinationAn irrecoverable state of devastation and destruction
Broaderdeterioration, impairmentA symptom of reduced quality or strength
Spanishdesolación, devastación
Catalandesolació, devastació
Verbsdesolatecause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
English > desolation: 4 senses > noun 2, state
MeaningA bleak / bleak and desolate atmosphere.
Synonymsbleakness, bareness, nakedness
Broadergloom, gloominess, glumnessAn atmosphere of depression and melancholy
Spanishdesnudez, desolación
Catalandesolació
Verbsdesolatecause extensive destruction or ruin utterly
English > desolation: 4 senses > noun 3, feeling
Meaningsadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned.
Synonymsforlornness, loneliness
Broadersadness, unhappinessemotions experienced when not in a state of well-being
Spanishabandono, desamparo, descuido, desolación
Catalanabandó, abandonament, desemparament, desemparança
Verbsdesolateleave someone who needs or counts on you
English > desolation: 4 senses > noun 4, event
MeaningAn event that results in total destruction.
Synonymdevastation
Broaderruin, ruinationAn event that results in destruction
Spanishdesolación, devastación
Catalandesolació, devastació
Verbsdesolatereduce in population
desolatecause extensive destruction or ruin utterly

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