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adjective as in barren, uncultivated

noun as in wasteland; dry area

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Example Sentences

Matthews calls the Yakima Valley site in Washington state “desert in the shadow of Mount Rainier.”

By late March, when ski season would normally be in full swing, hotels were empty, streets deserted.

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It was hard to miss the dramatic, toothy peaks that spike up in the middle of the Nevada desert just south of that route.

State government officials have not lifted the mandate that would allow them to open indoors, so they decided to take their operation outside — into the desert.

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Earth is thought to have been born in an interplanetary desert, too close to the sun for water ice to survive.

Normality, domesticity, ease, in the blazing Arizona desert.

Desert Golfing is the distillation of Angry Birds into its purest essence.

Desert Golfing is the gaming equivalent of putting TV on in the background.

If life gets in the way, Desert Golfing totally understands.

But an ad-supported version of Desert Golfing was impossible.

After we had passed over this desert, we found several garisons to defend the caravans from the violence of the Tartars.

The leaves were motionless, the river crept past without a murmur, the dark hills rose out of the distant desert like a wave.

The author of the life of St. Francis Xavier, asserts, that "by one sermon he converted ten thousand persons in a desert island."

Until the spirit be poured upon us from on high: and the desert shall be as a charmel, and charmel shall be counted for a forest.

The dining room was for the souls of the locals, who could admire the desert more conveniently than find a good meal.


On this page you'll find 179 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to desert, such as: arid, desolate, lonely, uninhabited, bare, and solitary.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.