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wasteland

waste·land

wasteland

 
pronunciation:
weIst laend
part of speech: noun
definition 1: land that is barren or unsuitable for vegetation.
Trees do not grow on the tundra, but it is far from being a wasteland as it is abundant with lichen, mosses, and grasses.
synonyms:
desert
similar words:
badlands, barrens, waste, wild
definition 2: an area or time period thought to be entirely lacking in culture or spirit.
synonyms:
desert