Definition of barren


Scrabble & Words with Friends points

  • barren is a valid Scrabble word with a point value of 8 according to TWL06 dictionary
  • barren is a valid Words with Friends word with a point value of 10 according to ENABLE dictionary

Definition of barren

  • providing no shelter or sustenance (adjective)

    Examples

    1. barren lands

    Synonyms

    1. bare
    2. bleak
    3. desolate
    4. stark

  • completely wanting or lacking (adjective)

    Examples

    1. writing barren of insight

    Synonyms

    1. destitute
    2. devoid
    3. free
    4. innocent

  • an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation (noun)

    Examples

    1. the barrens of central Africa

    Synonyms

    1. waste
    2. wasteland

  • not bearing offspring (adjective)

    Examples

    1. a barren woman

See definition of barren in Merriam Webster