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Meaning & Definition of Barren in English

English

Barren

/bærən/

noun

1. An uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

  • "The barrens of central africa"
  • "The trackless wastes of the desert"
    synonym:
  • barren
  • ,
  • waste
  • ,
  • wasteland

adjective

1. Providing no shelter or sustenance

  • "Bare rocky hills"
  • "Barren lands"
  • "The bleak treeless regions of the high andes"
  • "The desolate surface of the moon"
  • "A stark landscape"
    synonym:
  • bare
  • ,
  • barren
  • ,
  • bleak
  • ,
  • desolate
  • ,
  • stark

2. Not bearing offspring

  • "A barren woman"
  • "Learned early in his marriage that he was sterile"
    synonym:
  • barren

3. Completely wanting or lacking

  • "Writing barren of insight"
  • "Young recruits destitute of experience"
  • "Innocent of literary merit"
  • "The sentence was devoid of meaning"
    synonym:
  • barren
  • ,
  • destitute
  • ,
  • devoid
  • ,
  • free
  • ,
  • innocent

Examples of using

I am barren.