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1. desolation

noun. ['ˌdɛsəˈleɪʃən'] the state of being decayed or destroyed.

Synonyms

  • ruin
  • blight
  • devastation
  • ruination
  • impairment

Antonyms

  • gladfulness
  • gladness
  • belonging
  • unhappy

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Words that Rhyme with Desolation

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

Example sentences of the word desolation


1. Noun, singular or mass
Paraguay's environment ranges from arid desolation in the north, to sticky subtropical rain forests and wetland ecosystems.

Quotes containing the word desolation


1. The fallen angel becomes a malignant devil. Yet even that enemy of God and man had friends and associates in his desolation; I am alone.
- Mary Shelley, Frankenstein

2. We mourn the blossoms of May because they are to whither; but we know that May is one day to have its revenge upon November, by the revolution of that solemn circle which never stops---which teaches us in our height of hope, ever to be sober, and in our depth of desolation, never to despair.
- William Peter Blatty, The Exorcist

3. Mithorden said it well,"she said finally. "It's worshipping death. They say they follow light. But, in the end, they're really following desolation, division, the end of things. You should hear their prophecies -- war, destruction, only special chosen people are spared."She felt sad and angry. Worse, she wondered to what ends people who believed these things would go to assert their views.
- Robert Fanney

2. desolation

noun. ['ˌdɛsəˈleɪʃən'] a bleak and desolate atmosphere.

Synonyms

  • gloominess
  • glumness
  • nakedness
  • bareness
  • gloom

Antonyms

  • happy
  • feeling
  • bonheur
  • merriment

3. desolation

noun. ['ˌdɛsəˈleɪʃən'] sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned.

Synonyms

  • sadness
  • forlornness
  • loneliness

Antonyms

  • fitness
  • cheerfulness
  • closeness
  • unsociability

4. desolation

noun. ['ˌdɛsəˈleɪʃən'] an event that results in total destruction.

Synonyms

  • ruin
  • devastation

Antonyms

  • make
  • success
  • enrich
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