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Synonyms for Barren (same or very similar meaning)

WordNet sense 1 (an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation):
waste, wasteland

WordNet sense 2 (providing no shelter or sustenance):
bare, bleak, desolate, stark, desolate

WordNet sense 3 (completely wanting or lacking):
destitute, devoid, innocent

WordNet sense 4 (holding or containing nothing):

WordNet sense 5 (incapable of reproducing):
infertile, sterile

WordNet sense 6 (not showing characteristics of life especially the capacity to sustain life; no longer exerting force or having energy or heat):

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