Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun barren

1 sense of barren

Sense 1
barren, waste, wasteland -- (an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert")
       => wilderness, wild -- (a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition; "it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers")

Antonyms of adj barren

3 senses of barren

Sense 1
bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA inhospitable) -> hospitable -- (favorable to life and growth; "soil sufficiently hospitable for forest growth"; "a hospitable environment")

Sense 2
barren -- (not bearing offspring; "a barren woman"; "learned early in his marriage that he was sterile")

INDIRECT (VIA sterile) -> fertile -- (capable of reproducing)

Sense 3
barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocent -- (completely wanting or lacking; "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning")

INDIRECT (VIA nonexistent) -> existent, existing -- (having existence or being or actuality; "an attempt to refine the existent machinery to make it more efficient"; "much of the beluga caviar existing in the world is found in the Soviet Union and Iran")

Similarity of adj barren

3 senses of barren

Sense 1
bare, barren, bleak, desolate, stark -- (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")
       => inhospitable (vs. hospitable) -- (unfavorable to life or growth; "the barren inhospitable desert"; "inhospitable mountain areas")

Sense 2
barren -- (not bearing offspring; "a barren woman"; "learned early in his marriage that he was sterile")
       => sterile (vs. fertile), unfertile, infertile -- (incapable of reproducing; "an infertile couple")

Sense 3
barren, destitute, devoid, free, innocent -- (completely wanting or lacking; "writing barren of insight"; "young recruits destitute of experience"; "innocent of literary merit"; "the sentence was devoid of meaning")
       => nonexistent (vs. existent) -- (not having existence or being or actuality; "chimeras are nonexistent")

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