Synonyms of desert in English

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desert1


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verb

1‘his wife had deserted him’

SYNONYMS
abandon, leave, give up, cast off, turn one's back on
throw over, betray, jilt, break with, break up with
neglect, shun
leave high and dry, leave in the lurch, leave behind, strand, leave stranded, maroon
relinquish, renounce
informal run out on, walk out on, rat on, drop, dump, ditch
British informal give someone the push, give someone the big E, bin off
archaic forsake
ANTONYMS

stand by

2‘his allies were quite capable of deserting the cause when it suited them’

SYNONYMS
renounce, renege on, repudiate, forswear, relinquish, wash one's hands of, have no more truck with, have done with, abjure, disavow
abandon, turn one's back on, betray
apostatize, recant
archaic forsake
rare disprofess

3‘soldiers deserted in droves’

SYNONYMS
abscond, defect, run away, make off, decamp, flee, fly, bolt, turn tail, go absent without leave, take French leave, depart, quit, escape
informal go AWOL
ANTONYMS

stay


Synonyms of desert in English

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desert2


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noun

1‘the desert of the Sinai peninsula’

SYNONYMS
wasteland, waste, wilderness, wilds, dust bowl, barren land

2‘a cultural desert’

SYNONYMS
uninteresting period, uninteresting place, unproductive period, unproductive place, wasteland

adjective

1‘animals have overgrazed the area, creating desert conditions’

SYNONYMS
arid, dry, moistureless, dried up, parched, scorched, burnt, hot, burning, torrid
barren, bare, stark
uncultivatable, infertile, non-fertile, unproductive, unfruitful, dehydrated, sterile
ANTONYMS

fertile

2‘a desert island’

SYNONYMS
uninhabited, empty, solitary, lonely, desolate, bleak, dismal, waste
wild, uncultivated, untended, untilled