Part of speech: noun

A tract of barren land.

Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Sterile; unproductive; dull.

Part of speech: adverb


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Usage examples "barren":

  1. Bed- rock was shallow, and he soon proved it to be barren, so he went on to the next property. - "Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories", Rex Beach.
  2. But I'm a barren woman, and I have no one to love. - "The White Knight: Tirant lo Blanc", Joanot Martorell and Marti Johan d'Galba.
  3. In less characteristic classes and in isolated literary personalities the time was not extremely rich, though it was not quite barren. - "A History of Nineteenth Century Literature (1780-1895)", George Saintsbury.