Synonyms of desolate in English:

desolate


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adjective

1‘the loch was bounded by desolate moorlands’

SYNONYMS
barren, bleak, stark, bare, dismal, grim
desert, waste, arid, sterile
wild, windswept, inhospitable, exposed
ANTONYMS

fertile

2‘a desolate building on a lonely island’

SYNONYMS
deserted, uninhabited, unoccupied, depopulated, forsaken, godforsaken, abandoned, unpeopled, untenanted, evacuated
empty, vacated, vacant
unfrequented, unvisited, solitary, lonely, secluded, isolated, remote
ANTONYMS

populous

3‘she is desolate because she had to disappoint you’

SYNONYMS
miserable, sad, unhappy, melancholy, gloomy, glum, despondent, comfortless, depressed, mournful, disconsolate
broken-hearted, heavy-hearted, grief-stricken
wretched, downcast, cast down, dejected, downhearted, dispirited, devastated, despairing, inconsolable, anguished, crushed, forlorn, crestfallen, upset, distressed, grieving, woebegone, bereft, in low spirits
informal blue, down, cut up
ANTONYMS

joyful


verb

1‘the droughts that desolated the dry plains’

SYNONYMS
devastate, ravage, ruin, leave desolate, make desolate, leave in ruins, destroy, wreck, lay waste to, wreak havoc on
level, raze, demolish, wipe out, obliterate, annihilate, gut
depopulate, empty
rare depredate, spoliate

2‘she was desolated by the sudden loss of her husband’

SYNONYMS
dishearten, dispirit, daunt, distress, depress, make sad, make unhappy, sadden, cast down, deject, make miserable, make despondent, make gloomy, weigh down, oppress
informal shatter, floor
ANTONYMS

cheer