desolation

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌdɛsəˈleɪʃən/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˌdɛsəˈleɪʃən/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(des′ə lāshən)


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Sense: The quality of being uninhabited
Synonyms:
bareness, barrenness, bleakness, devastation, destruction , havoc , ruin , wreck , ravaging, demolition, annihilation, extinction, depopulation, emptiness, desert , waste , ruination, wreckage , wrecking, ravage, damage , decimation
Antonyms:
fertility, fruitfulness, abundance, civilization, productivity
Sense: The quality of being hopeless
Synonyms:
wretchedness, misery , loneliness , forlornness, gloom , isolation , solitude , anguish , melancholy, downheartedness, despair , gloominess, dejection, sorrow , woe , sadness , unhappiness, grief , grieving, mourning , broken heart (slang), depression , the blues (slang)
Antonyms:
happiness , bliss , joy , joyfulness, joyousness, elation, gladness, delight , contentment

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