1. An uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation (synset 108521615)
    "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert"
  1. Providing no shelter or sustenance (synset 301245624)
    "bare rocky hills"; "barren lands"; "the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes"; "the desolate surface of the moon"; "a stark landscape"
  2. Not bearing offspring (synset 301006065)
    "a barren woman"; "learned early in his marriage that he was sterile"
  3. Completely wanting or lacking (synset 300931219)
    "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning"

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