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Definitions of desolation

  1. an event that results in total destruction Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. A place or country wasted and forsaken. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. Waste: destruction: a place desolated. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  7. Act of desolating; waste; destruction. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  8. The state of being desolate; ioneliness; dreariness; afflication. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  9. A desolate region; a waste. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  10. The act of making desolate; devastation. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  11. The act of desolating; the state of being desolated; a desolate state. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Usage examples for desolation

  1. It was a fearful scene of death and desolation – The Great War in England in 1897 by William Le Queux
  2. He looked frank and intelligent, but one guessed that there was a hidden bitterness and desolation in him. – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
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