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adjective as in unable to support growth

adjective as in unprofitable

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Temperatures across the barren, windy highlands routinely dip below –30° Celsius, and the grass that typically sustains the rabbitlike mammals becomes dry and brittle.

With the help of nonprofit groups, the community planted hundreds of trees, turning some of the barren hillsides green.

For example, if you select a grey leaning toward a blue hue you might get prospective buyers to question the brightness of a space as blue tones are often found to be “cold” or barren.

It was once thought the solar system was probably a barren wasteland apart from Earth.

In the present, out there in Australia’s dinosaur country, you might find yourself staring across a barren plain imagining what other secrets this world of long-lost giants will reveal.

First, though, he has to be shocked into recognizing the barren waste of his spiritual life – by spirits.

He'd kept the few offices at the front of the bungalow, now oddly barren.

Without it in the atmosphere, the Earth would be a barren, frozen wasteland.

Ibrahim Hijazi walked me through his barren house, emptied ahead of the demolition.

Some parts were arid, nearly barren, others green and fertile.

Nothing, however, can save us but a union, which would turn our barren hills into fruitful valleys.

The cost of extraction varies in different localities, depending mainly on the mass of barren rock to be encountered and removed.

There the quantity of barren overlying rock and earth is enormous, and detracts immensely from the value of the mines.

The coast is sandy, and from M. Peron's description, barren and unprofitable.

After a barren discussion she held out her hand, large and generous like herself.


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On this page you'll find 118 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to barren, such as: arid, desolate, empty, impoverished, infertile, and parched.

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