Wasteland meaning

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The definition of a wasteland is an area that has been damaged or is lacking in the positive qualities of life.

A city after a bombing attack is an example of a wasteland.

Visiting a city that doesn't have museums, galleries or studios is an example of an artistic wasteland.

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Land that is desolate, barren, or ravaged.
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Something that is lacking in intellectual or cultural substance.

A critic who considers pop music a cultural wasteland.

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Land that is uncultivated, barren, or without vegetation.
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A neglected, improperly managed, or intellectually unproductive activity, endeavor, etc.
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A region with no remaining resources; a desert.

Ten years of drought had left the area a wasteland.

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Any barren or uninteresting place.

After his experiences, he no longer found western Kansas such a wasteland.

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