1. desolate

adjective. ['ˈdɛsələt, ˈdɛzələt, ˈdɛsəˌleɪt'] providing no shelter or sustenance.


  • inhospitable
  • bare
  • stark
  • barren


  • disinherit
  • be born
  • log in
  • dock

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Rhymes with Desolate

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How do you pronounce desolate?

Pronounce desolate as ˈdɛzələt.

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Sentences with desolate

1. Noun, singular or mass
Stark means strong or high contrast, and can also mean desolate, according to Merriam-Webster.

2. Adjective
However, Mars is a desolate planet without any obvious plant life.

3. Verb, base form
This cycle is the reason pine trees can survive in harsh, desolate climates that other trees cannot.

Quotes about desolate

1. Among young people, often a key factor in them committing suicide is the trauma of transient relationships. They throw themselves into a friendship or network of friendships, then it collapses and they're desolate.
- Vincent Nichols

2. We are the music-makers,And we are the dreamers of dreams,Wandering by lone sea-breakers,And sitting by desolate streams.World-losers and world-forsakers,Upon whom the pale moon gleams;Yet we are the movers and shakers,Of the world forever, it seems.
- Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Poems of Arthur O'Shaughnessy

3. I remember one desolate Sunday night, wondering: Is this how I´m going to spend the rest of my life? Marrid to someone who is perpetually distracted and somewhat wistful, as though a marvelous party is going on in the next room, which but for me he could be attending?
- Suzanne Finnamore

2. desolate

verb. ['ˈdɛsələt, ˈdɛzələt, ˈdɛsəˌleɪt'] leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch.


  • strand
  • forsake
  • leave
  • desert
  • abandon
  • maroon
  • walk out
  • expose


  • find
  • claim
  • restraint
  • achromatic

3. desolate

adjective. ['ˈdɛsələt, ˈdɛzələt, ˈdɛsəˌleɪt'] crushed by grief.


  • disconsolate
  • unconsolable


  • enter
  • arrive
  • pull in

4. desolate

verb. ['ˈdɛsələt, ˈdɛzələt, ˈdɛsəˌleɪt'] cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly.


  • scourge
  • destroy
  • devastate
  • waste
  • ravage
  • lay waste to


  • come
  • file in
  • pop in
  • stand still

5. desolate

verb. ['ˈdɛsələt, ˈdɛzələt, ˈdɛsəˌleɪt'] reduce in population.


  • shrink
  • reduce


  • work time
  • stay
  • take office