Associations to the word «Desolate»


DESOLATE, adjective. Deserted and devoid of inhabitants.
DESOLATE, adjective. Barren and lifeless.
DESOLATE, adjective. Made unfit for habitation or use; laid waste; neglected; destroyed.
DESOLATE, adjective. Dismal or dreary.
DESOLATE, adjective. Sad, forlorn and hopeless.
DESOLATE, verb. To deprive of inhabitants.
DESOLATE, verb. To devastate or lay waste somewhere.
DESOLATE, verb. To abandon or forsake something.
DESOLATE, verb. To make someone sad, forlorn and hopeless.

Dictionary definition

DESOLATE, verb. Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children".
DESOLATE, verb. Reduce in population; "The epidemic depopulated the countryside".
DESOLATE, verb. Cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion".
DESOLATE, 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".
DESOLATE, adjective. Crushed by grief; "depressed and desolate of soul"; "a low desolate wail".

Wise words

Occasionally in life there are those moments of unutterable fulfillment which cannot be completely explained by those symbols called words. Their meanings can only be articulated by the inaudible language of the heart.
Martin Luther King Jr.