Definition of barrenness in US English:



  • See barren

    • ‘That over-irrigation condemned Mesopotamia in West Asia, once the cradle of civilisation, to barrenness for the last three thousand years, does not deter them.’
    • ‘God save us from such barrenness of imagination.’
    • ‘Composting and re-cycling were a well-established part of their lives and they looked upon the soil as ‘something to be redeemed from rugged barrenness into smiling fertility and beauty’.’
    • ‘Granted, deserts are teeming with life, but we typically associate notions of barrenness, emptiness, lifelessnessand other such ideas with ‘desert.’’
    • ‘Townships were born, marked by their barrenness.’