AskDefine | Define wasteland

Dictionary Definition

wasteland n : an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation; "the barrens of central Africa"; "the trackless wastes of the desert" [syn: barren, waste]

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  1. A region with no remaining resources; a desert.
    Ten years of drought had left the area a wasteland
  2. Any barren or uninteresting place.
    After his experiences, he no longer found western Kansas such a wasteland

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region with no remaining resources; desert

Extensive Definition

Wasteland may refer to:
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wasteland in German: Ödland
wasteland in French: Wasteland
wasteland in Japanese: 荒地
wasteland in Polish: Wasteland

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Arabia Deserta, Death Valley, Sahara, back country, backwoods, barren, barren land, barrens, boondock, boondocks, borderland, brush, bush, bush country, bushveld, desert, desolation, dust bowl, forests, frontier, heath, hinterland, howling wilderness, karroo, lunar landscape, lunar waste, outback, outpost, salt flat, the bush, timbers, uninhabited region, up-country, virgin land, virgin territory, waste, weary waste, wild, wild West, wilderness, wildness, wilds, woodlands, woods
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