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desolate

des·o·late

desolate

 
 
pronunciation:
de s liht [or] de z liht
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: without the things that are necessary or desirable for life.
The ship sank at sea, leaving the passengers stranded on a desolate island.
synonyms:
bleak
similar words:
barren, unfriendly, waste
definition 2: having no people; lonely.
With the rest of my family away, the house seems desolate.
synonyms:
deserted, lonely, lonesome
antonyms:
populous
similar words:
abandoned, barren, remote, secluded, vacant
definition 3: very lonely or without hope.
I was desolate when everyone was invited but me.
synonyms:
abandoned, discouraged, forsaken, hopeless, lonely, lonesome
similar words:
dejected, downcast, melancholy, sad
derivations: desolately (adv.), desolator (desolater) (n.)
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The word desolate contains the following part:
sol2, soli Latin root that means alone