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2 entries found for barren.
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Entry Word: barren
Function: adjective
Text: 1 producing inferior or only a small amount of vegetation <if tobacco fields aren't allowed to lie idle once every few years, they will become barren>
Synonyms impoverished, infertile, poor, stark, unproductive, waste
Related Words bleak, dead, desolate, inhospitable, lifeless; bankrupted, consumed, debilitated, depleted, diminished, drained, dried up, enfeebled, exhausted, expended, lessened, reduced, spent, used up; arid, desert, dry
Near Antonyms arable, tillable; green, verdant
Antonyms fertile, fruitful, lush, luxuriant, productive, rich
2 not able to produce fruit or offspring <the pear tree appears to be barren> -- see STERILE 1