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(of a place) Deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness,
  1. (of a place) Deserted of people and in a state of bleak and dismal emptiness
    • - a desolate moor
  2. Feeling or showing misery, unhappiness, or loneliness
    • - I suddenly felt desolate and bereft
  1. Make (a place) bleakly and depressingly empty or bare
    • - the droughts that desolated the dry plains
  2. Make (someone) feel utterly wretched and unhappy
    • - he was desolated by the deaths of his treasured friends

  1. abandon: leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
  2. bare: 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"
  3. crushed by grief; "depressed and desolate of soul"; "a low desolate wail"
  4. depopulate: reduce in population; "The epidemic depopulated the countryside"
  5. lay waste to: cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"
  6. (desolately) in grief-stricken loneliness; without comforting circumstances or prospects
  7. (desolation) devastation: the state of being decayed or destroyed
  8. (desolation) bleakness: a bleak and desolate atmosphere; "the nakedness of the landscape"
  9. (desolation) forlornness: sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
  10. Desolation is the first full-length studio album by progressive rock band Amphoteric. Although the album was praised by critics and earned the band an almost 'cult-like' following, it received marginal commercial success. It is the only album which features the original lineup.
  11. To deprive somewhere of inhabitants; to devastate or lay waste somewhere; to abandon or forsake something; to make someone sad, forlorn and hopeless; deserted and devoid of inhabitants; barren and lifeless; made unfit for habitation or use; dismal or dreary; sad, forlorn and hopeless
  12. (desolating) ravaged, deserted, abandoned; barren or laid waste; devastated; deprived or destitute of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited
  13. (adjective) -- empty and lifeless