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

The chief difference between words and deeds is that words are always intended for men for their approbation, but deeds can be done only for God.
Leo Tolstoy