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Synonyms for barrenˈbær ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. barren, waste, wasteland(adj)

    an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

    Synonyms:
    waste product, waste, thriftlessness, barren, permissive waste, wastefulness, waste matter, dissipation, waste material, wasteland

    Antonyms:
    existent, existing, fertile, hospitable

  2. bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark(adj)

    providing no shelter or sustenance

    Synonyms:
    spare, bare(a), devoid, perfect(a), consummate(a), blunt, unornamented, austere, au naturel(p), bare, raw, marginal, arrant(a), black, severe, gross(a), staring(a), simple(a), stripped, desolate, destitute, mere(a), cutting, everlasting(a), double-dyed(a), crude(a), dim, complete(a), innocent, plain, nude, unsheathed, pure(a), unfinished, barren, stark(a), unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), free, naked, bleak, unembellished, sodding(a), scanty, stark, utter(a), stern

    Antonyms:
    fertile, existent, existing, hospitable

  3. barren(adj)

    not bearing offspring

    Synonyms:
    stark, bare, free, innocent, destitute, desolate, devoid, bleak

    Antonyms:
    existing, existent, hospitable, fertile

  4. barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocent(adj)

    completely wanting or lacking

    Synonyms:
    guiltless, gratis(p), ingenuous, innocuous, indigent, needy, impeccant, complimentary, destitute, loose, costless, liberal, free, stark, unacquainted(p), desolate, barren, gratuitous, clean-handed, impoverished, detached, spare, innocent(p), innocent, poverty-stricken, sinless, devoid, bleak, bare, necessitous

    Antonyms:
    existent, hospitable, fertile, existing

Wiktionary

  1. barren(noun)

    Synonyms:
    sterile

    Antonyms:
    fertile, fruitful

  2. barren(adjective)

    unable to bear children; sterile

    Synonyms:
    sterile

    Antonyms:
    fruitful, fertile

  3. barren(adjective)

    of poor fertility, infertile

    Synonyms:
    sterile

    Antonyms:
    fruitful, fertile

  4. barren(adjective)

    bleak

    Synonyms:
    sterile

    Antonyms:
    fruitful, fertile

  5. barren(adjective)

    not productive

    Synonyms:
    sterile

    Antonyms:
    fertile, fruitful

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. barren(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unprolific, incapable of bearing offspring, not prolific

  2. barren(a.)

    Synonyms:
    unfertile, fruitless, unproductive, sterile, ACARPOUS

  3. barren(a.)

    Synonyms:
    scanty, not copious

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

sterile, arid, infertile, bare, skinned, unproductive, tundra, tailings, desolate, semi-arid


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