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Definition of barren:

  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.
  3. Incapable of producing offspring; producing no young; sterile; - said of women and female animals.
  4. Mentally dull; stupid.
  5. Not producing vegetation, or useful vegetation; rile.
  6. Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty.

Synonyms:

needy, bare, everlasting, gratis, scanty, sinless, thoroughgoing, cutting, sterile, waste product, raw, impeccant, dissipation, worthless, boring, clean-handed, naked, unfinished, profitless, crude, double-dyed, blunt, unadulterated, inhospitable, ingenuous, permissive waste, childless, unsheathed, marginal, plain, costless, wastefulness, guiltless, mere, infertile, gross, poverty-stricken, austere, stark, utter, complimentary, liberal, arid, stern, waste, waste matter, detached, full, dead, wilderness, arrant, unornamented, fruitless, unfertile, bootless, unprofitable, wanting, badlands, bleak, indigent, used, sodding, innocuous, impoverished, unfruitful, stripped, simple, dry, consummate, insipid, innocent, destitute, stupid, nude, vain, impotent, dim, spare, unsuccessful, waste material, necessitous, futile, loose, thrive, wasteland, rich, unavailing, desolate, au naturel, gratuitous, perfect, dull, free, thriftlessness, complete, unacquainted, unembellished, staring, black, lacking, pure, fruitless, useless, severe.

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