Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: desolate
IPA transcription: [d'ɛsəl,eɪt]
adverb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark
    Meaning: 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"
Usage examples
  • The hearth is desolate.
  • It arose from her being so desolate.
  • The desolate and grim old man did not relax.
  • APRIL 16.-The desolate pilgrimage was not long.
  • But Gawayne chose the lower road, and passed Along the desolate shore.
  • She did not know why, but she had never before felt so depressed, so desolate.
  • And as I stared at this desolate wreckage, Captain Nemo told me in a solemn voice:
  • Shall I create another like yourself, whose joint wickedness might desolate the world.
  • There was something too depressing in finding the old hut in such a desolate condition.
  • She is left very desolate, for all their children are married and settled at a distance.