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Barren

Bar´ren   Pronunciation: băr´ren
a.1.Incapable of producing offspring; producing no young; sterile; - said of women and female animals.
She was barren of children.
- Bp. Hall.
2.Not producing vegetation, or useful vegetation; sterile.
3.Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty.
Brilliant but barren reveries.
- Prescott.
4.Mentally dull; stupid.
Barren flower
a flower which has only stamens without a pistil, or which has neither stamens nor pistils.
Barren Grounds
(Geog.) a vast tract in British America northward of the forest regions.
Barren Ground bear
(Zool.) a peculiar bear, inhabiting the Barren Grounds, now believed to be a variety of the brown bear of Europe.
Barren Ground caribou
(Zool.) a small reindeer (Rangifer Grœnlandicus) peculiar to the Barren Grounds and Greenland.
n.1.A tract of barren land.
2.Elevated lands or plains on which grow small trees, but not timber; as, pine barrens; oak barrens. They are not necessarily sterile, and are often fertile.
Noun1.Barrenbarren - an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"
Synonyms: wasteland, waste
Adj.1.barren - 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"
Synonyms: desolate, bleak, stark, bare
2.barren - not bearing offspring; "a barren woman"; "learned early in his marriage that he was sterile"
3.barren - incapable of sustaining life; "the dead and barren Moon"
abortive, acarpous, arid, blah, bland, bleached, bleak, bloodless, bootless, celibate, characterless, childless, clear, cold, colorless, counterproductive, dead, depleted, desert, desolate, devoid, dismal, draggy, drained, drearisome, dreary, dried-up, dry, dryasdust, dull, dusty, earthbound, effete, elephantine, empty, etiolated, exhausted, fade, fallow, fatuitous, fatuous, featureless, feckless, flat, fruitless, futile, gainless, gaunt, gelded, heavy, ho-hum, hollow, impotent, impoverished, inadequate, inane, ineffective, ineffectual, inefficacious, inexcitable, infecund, inoperative, insipid, invalid, irreclaimable, issueless, jejune, leached, leaden, lifeless, literal, low-spirited, menopausal, mundane, nonfertile, nonproducing, nonproductive, nonprolific, nonremunerative, nugacious, nugatory, null, null and void, of no force, otiose, pale, pallid, parched, pedestrian, plodding, pointless, poky, ponderous, poor, profitless, prosaic, prosing, prosy, rewardless, sine prole, slow, solemn, spiritless, staid, sterile, stiff, stodgy, stolid, stuffy, sucked dry, superficial, tasteless, tedious, teemless, unavailing, uncultivable, uncultivated, unfanciful, unfertile, unideal, unimaginative, uninspired, uninventive, unlively, unoriginal, unplowed, unpoetic, unprofitable, unprolific, unrelieved, unremunerative, unrewarding, unromantic, unromanticized, unsown, untilled, useless, vacant, vacuous, vain, vapid, virgin, void, waste, wasted, wasteland, white, wild, wilderness, wildness, with nothing inside, without content, without issue, wooden, worn-out
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