Desolation meaning

dĕsə-lāshən, dĕz-
Desolation is defined as the state of being uninhabited, lonely or dreary.

An example of desolation is the situation of a person who is lost in a desert.

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A desolate condition.
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The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.
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The state of being desolate.
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Devastation; ruin.

A drought that brought desolation to the region.

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The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.
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A place or country wasted and forsaken.
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The act or an instance of desolating.
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A making desolate; laying waste.
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Lonely grief; misery.
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Loneliness.
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A desolate place.
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Origin of desolation

  • From Old French desolacion, from Latin dēsōlātiō.

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