Synonyms of sterile in English:

sterile


See definition of sterile

adjective

1‘the treatment left her sterile’

SYNONYMS

infertile

childless

technical infecund

archaic barren

ANTONYMS

fertile, fecund

2‘vast tracts of sterile desert land’

SYNONYMS

unproductive, infertile, unfruitful, uncultivatable

arid, dry, barren, lifeless, desert

ANTONYMS

rich, fertile, productive

3‘a sterile debate’

SYNONYMS

pointless, profitless, unproductive, unfruitful, fruitless, unrewarding, abortive, unsuccessful, ineffectual, ineffective, worthless, useless, unprofitable, futile, vain, idle

archaic bootless

rare unfructuous

ANTONYMS

fruitful

4‘sterile academicism’

SYNONYMS

unimaginative, uninspired, uninspiring, unoriginal, derivative, stale, lifeless, musty

ANTONYMS

creative, original

5‘the cells can be propagated in sterile conditions’

SYNONYMS

aseptic, sterilized, germ-free, antiseptic, disinfected, uninfected, uncontaminated, unpolluted, pure, clean

sanitary, hygienic

ANTONYMS

septic