Synonyms of desert in English

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desert1


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verb

1‘his wife had deserted him’

SYNONYMS

abandon, leave, give up, cast off, turn one's back on

throw over, betray, jilt, break with, break up with

neglect, shun

leave high and dry, leave in the lurch, leave behind, strand, leave stranded, maroon

relinquish, renounce

informal run out on, walk out on, rat on, drop, dump, ditch

British informal give someone the push, give someone the big E, bin off

archaic forsake

ANTONYMS

stand by

2‘his allies were quite capable of deserting the cause when it suited them’

SYNONYMS

renounce, renege on, repudiate, forswear, relinquish, wash one's hands of, have no more truck with, have done with, abjure, disavow

abandon, turn one's back on, betray

apostatize, recant

archaic forsake

rare disprofess

3‘soldiers deserted in droves’

SYNONYMS

abscond, defect, run away, make off, decamp, flee, fly, bolt, turn tail, go absent without leave, take French leave, depart, quit, escape

informal go AWOL

ANTONYMS

stay


Synonyms of desert in English

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desert2


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noun

1‘the desert of the Sinai peninsula’

SYNONYMS

wasteland, waste, wilderness, wilds, dust bowl, barren land

2‘a cultural desert’

SYNONYMS

uninteresting period, uninteresting place, unproductive period, unproductive place, wasteland


adjective

1‘animals have overgrazed the area, creating desert conditions’

SYNONYMS

arid, dry, moistureless, dried up, parched, scorched, burnt, hot, burning, torrid

barren, bare, stark

uncultivatable, infertile, non-fertile, unproductive, unfruitful, dehydrated, sterile

ANTONYMS

fertile

2‘a desert island’

SYNONYMS

uninhabited, empty, solitary, lonely, desolate, bleak, dismal, waste

wild, uncultivated, untended, untilled