Part of speech:
Lacking animation or emotion:
Not bearing fruit or offspring; barren.
Incapable of producing young
Not capable of sustaining crops or vegetation:
Unable to engage in sexual intercourse, esp. because of an inability to have or sustain an erection
Lacking vegetation, especially useful vegetation:
Without an issue (point in debate or controversy).
The definition of waste is a wild or uninhabited place.
Barren and uninhabited; desolate:
The definition of arid is land that does not have enough water to support the growth of plants.
Not producing a liquid substance that is normally produced:
(Rare) Without fruit.
Gloomy and somber:
The definition of gaunt is looking thin, bony or sickly.
(Mathematics) Of the seventh degree or order.
The definition of sanitary is the state of being clean and free from infection or disease.
Having lost freshness; made musty, dry, bad, etc. by having been kept too long
Producing abundantly; fertile
Exerting or capable of exerting strong influence; cogent:
Referring to something that has received an infection
Having nothing inside or on the surface; holding or containing nothing:
Free of dirt, pollutants, infectious agents, or other unwanted elements:
Not clear or resonant:
The definition of shallow is something that is not deep or someone who is concerned only about silly or inconsequential things.
Without worth or merit; useless, valueless, etc.
As completely free as possible from microorganisms, esp. so as to be aseptic
Free from foreign matter or pollution; unadulterated:
Not effective; not producing the desired effect; ineffectual
Capable of producing vegetation:
Free or freed from microorganisms
Characterized by a lack of excitement or liveliness; unexciting or uninteresting:
Lacking originality; trite.
Lacking variety or interest; dull
Of a light olive brown or khaki color.
Confined to or by the earth or earthly things
Having a flat heel or no heel
That never had life; inanimate
Lacking distinction, radiance, or vitality; dull:
Straightforward or unemotional:
Going or performed on foot:
Commonplace, dull and ordinary
Lacking spirit, energy, or vigor; listless; depressed
Drab, unfashionable, or unattractive
Highly varied, developed, or complex:
Lacking liveliness, charm, or surprise
- Impotent is specif. applied to a man who cannot engage in sexual intercourse, especially because of an inability to have an erection. All of these words have figurative uses sterile thinking, an infertile mind, a barren victory, unfruitful efforts, impotent rage
- Barren and unfruitful are specifically applied to a sterile woman or to plants or soil
- Sterile and infertile imply incapability of producing offspring or fruit, as because of some disorder of the reproductive system
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