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  • nounsterility
  • noundesolateness

synonyms for barrenness

  • childlessness
  • fruitlessness
  • impotence
  • infertility
  • unproductiveness
  • infecundity
  • unfruitfulness
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antonyms for barrenness

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  • fecundity
  • fertility
  • fruitfulness
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How to use barrenness in a sentence

When the eagle-eyed camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter first spotted the bands in the late 2000s, shocked researchers wondered if they might be watching water streaming across the Red Planet’s barren surface.
MARS’S MASCARA-LIKE STREAKS MAY BE CAUSED BY SLUSH AND LANDSLIDESCHARLIE WOODFEBRUARY 3, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
They pointed to the barren hillsides above town, saying runoff from clear-cuts had polluted the creek where they get their water.
TIMBER TAX CUTS COST OREGON TOWNS BILLIONS. THEN POLLUTED WATER DROVE UP THE PRICE.BY TONY SCHICK, OREGON PUBLIC BROADCASTING, AND ROB DAVIS, THE OREGONIAN/OREGONLIVEJANUARY 1, 2021PROPUBLICA
When Vanderbilt’s harsh helping of coronavirus quarantines and contact-tracing woes had left the team barren of kickers, Coach Derek Mason and staff turned to a goalkeeper from the soccer team, which had won the SEC tournament championship Sunday.
SARAH FULLER MADE COLLEGE FOOTBALL HISTORY SATURDAY. SHE ALSO DELIVERED A FINE HALFTIME SPEECH.CHUCK CULPEPPERNOVEMBER 29, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Solving archery puzzles spread across a wide barren environment just wasn’t for me.
‘THE PATHLESS’: LESS THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTSCHRISTOPHER BYRDNOVEMBER 23, 2020WASHINGTON POST
As we rode through the barren, rugged terrain, I tried not to think about the fact that the beauty of the open country also meant a scarcity of resources.
HOW BIKING ACROSS AMERICA FORMED AN UNLIKELY FRIENDSHIPRAFFI JOE WARTANIANOCTOBER 8, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Not less so is the barrenness of this country, which was formerly and usually the last resource.
THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS, 1493-1898, VOLUME XX, 1621-1624VARIOUS
These two things shall come upon thee suddenly in one day, barrenness and widowhood.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The children of thy barrenness shall still say in thy ears: The place is too strait for me, make me room to dwell in.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Her barrenness gave reason to fear a divorce in case her husband should ascend the throne.
CATHERINE DE' MEDICIHONORE DE BALZAC
Only here and there, separated by vast intervals of barrenness, could be seen minute streaks of verdure.
OVERLANDJOHN WILLIAM DE FOREST
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO BARRENNESS

  • barrenness
  • blank
  • desolation
  • gap
  • hollowness
  • nothingness
  • vacancy
  • vacuity
  • vacuousness
  • vacuum
  • void
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.