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bar·ren

barren

 
 
pronunciation:
bae rn
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: not able to produce or support growth.
No crops grow in the barren desert.
 
synonyms:
infertile
antonyms:
fertile
similar words:
desolate, poor, useless, waste, worthless
definition 2: incapable of conceiving and bearing young; sterile.
synonyms:
infertile, sterile
antonyms:
fertile, productive
derivations: barrenly (adv.), barrenness (n.)
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The words barren and baron sound alike but have different meanings.
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