Associations to the word «Barren»


BARREN, adjective. (not comparable) Unable to bear children; sterile.
BARREN, adjective. Of poor fertility, infertile; not producing vegetation.
BARREN, adjective. Bleak.
BARREN, adjective. Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty.
BARREN, adjective. Mentally dull; stupid.
BARREN, noun. An area of low fertility and habitation, a desolate place.

Dictionary definition

BARREN, noun. An uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert".
BARREN, adjective. Providing no shelter or sustenance; "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape".
BARREN, adjective. Not bearing offspring; "a barren woman"; "learned early in his marriage that he was sterile".
BARREN, adjective. Completely wanting or lacking; "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning".

Wise words

A kind word warms a man throughout three winters.
Turkish Proverb