Definition of barrenness:
sterilization, hollowness, thirstiness, effeteness, impotence, inanity, rich, blankness, unfructuosity, aridity, full, agenesis, infecundity, reproduction, desolateness, unfruitfulness, fruitlessness, aridness, vacuum.
- desolation (part of speech: noun)
- unproductiveness (part of speech: noun)
- nonexistence (part of speech: noun)
- "Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers", Alexander Maclaren.
- "Dreamers of the Ghetto", I. Zangwill.
During the last half of the nineteenth century agnostic science triumphed in most of the universities of the world; but the human mind could not be content with its barrenness and its negations, and in reaching out for something more positive, as well as for a solution of the religious problems that always perplex human hearts, the old philosophy of Aristotle constituted the best vantage ground, and with this solid basis to stand on the scholars of the day can much more readily reach out for that amalgamation between the modern and ancient schools.- "Leo XIII., the Great Leader", Rev. A. P. Doyle.