Definition of desolation :
1. A place or country wasted and forsaken.
2. The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.
3. The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.
bleakness, extinction, openness, full, solitariness, demolition, lonesomeness, havoc, nudity, void, aloneness, barrenness, nakedness, nudeness, hollowness, gloom, forlornness, vacuum, emptiness, waste, loneliness, wreck, desert, bareness, starkness, ravaging, misery, wretchedness, ruin, fertility, blankness
destruction (part of speech: noun)
- It spoke of an old and prosperous family life, full of simple happiness, brought to an end of desertion and desolation. - "The Silent Isle", Arthur Christopher Benson.
- You shall be the first, you, my own darling, with this dear hand clasped in mine, as now, to cross the threshold of that blessed abode, whence ruin and desolation shall have disappeared, and have been replaced by prosperity and happiness. - "Captain Fracasse", Theophile Gautier.
- A dismal sighing wind swept the waters; it was an autumn day full of the desolation of departed summer joys. - "Footsteps of Fate", Louis Couperus.