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Relating to soil or land that is not capable of supporting or is unfavorable to the growth of plants.
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  1. Relating to soil or land that is not capable of supporting or is unfavorable to the growth of plants.
  2. Not capable of sustaining crops or vegetation:
  3. Not fertile; not productive; barren
Ineffective, powerless, or helpless
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  1. Ineffective, powerless, or helpless
  2. (Obsolete) Lacking self-restraint.
  3. Lacking in power, as to act effectively; helpless:
Lacking in liveliness or interest:
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  1. Lacking in liveliness or interest:
  2. Not producing crops or fruit; having little or no vegetation
  3. Lacking vegetation, especially useful vegetation:
Without issue (children).
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  1. Without issue (children).
  2. Without an issue (point in debate or controversy).
Feeling, showing, causing, or expressing sadness or loneliness.
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  1. Feeling, showing, causing, or expressing sadness or loneliness.
  2. Made uninhabitable; laid waste; in a ruinous state
  3. Barren; lifeless:
Untrained; inactive
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  1. Untrained; inactive
  2. Characterized by inactivity:
  3. Plowed but left unseeded during a growing season:
Used to carry off or hold waste or refuse
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  1. Used to carry off or hold waste or refuse
  2. Excreted from the body:
  3. Regarded or discarded as worthless or useless:
Barren and uninhabited; desolate:
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  1. Barren and uninhabited; desolate:
  2. Of a desert or deserts
  3. A large, dry, barren region, usually having sandy or rocky soil and little or no vegetation. Water lost to evaporation and transpiration in a desert exceeds the amount of precipitation; most deserts average less than 25 cm (9.75 inches) of precipitation each year, concentrated in short local bursts. Deserts cover about one fifth of the Earth's surface, with the principal warm deserts located mainly along the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, where warm, rising equatorial air masses that have already lost most of their moisture descend over the subtropical regions. Cool deserts are located at higher elevations in the temperate regions, often on the lee side of a barrier mountain range where the prevailing winds drop their moisture before crossing the range.
Lacking interest or feeling; lifeless and dull:
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  1. Lacking interest or feeling; lifeless and dull:
  2. Very dry, especially having less precipitation than is needed to support most trees or woody plants. Deserts have arid climates.
  3. Lacking enough water for things to grow; dry and barren
Not under water:
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  1. Not under water:
  2. Having or characterized by little or no rain:
  3. Having no adornment or coloration; plain:
Not bearing or pregnant at the regular time
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  1. Not bearing or pregnant at the regular time
  2. Lacking vegetation, especially useful vegetation:
  3. Not producing crops or fruit; having little or no vegetation
(Economics) Adding nothing to exchangeable value.
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  1. (Economics) Adding nothing to exchangeable value.
  2. Not productive; useless; fruitless.
  3. Not productive; idle.
Bearing no fruit; sterile; barren
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  1. Bearing no fruit; sterile; barren
  2. Bearing no fruit; barren.
  3. (Rare) Without fruit.
Not productive of a good or useful result.
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  1. Not productive of a good or useful result.
  2. Yielding no worthwhile result; fruitless; unprofitable
  3. Not reproducing; barren; unproductive
Cold and cutting; raw:
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  1. Cold and cutting; raw:
  2. Providing no encouragement; depressing:
  3. Exposed to wind and cold; unsheltered; treeless; bare
Thin or emaciated:
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  1. Thin or emaciated:
  2. Thin and bony; hollow-eyed and haggard, as from great hunger or age; emaciated
  3. Bleak or desolate:
Preventing infection, decay, etc. by inhibiting the action of microorganisms
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  1. Preventing infection, decay, etc. by inhibiting the action of microorganisms
  2. Capable of preventing infection by inhibiting the growth of infectious agents.
  3. Relating to or associated with the use of antiseptics.
Relating to, having the nature of, or affected by sepsis.
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  1. Relating to, having the nature of, or affected by sepsis.
  2. Causing, or resulting from, sepsis or putrefaction
  3. Of or pertaining to sewage or the disposal of sewage.
Of health or the rules and conditions of health; esp., promoting health and healthful conditions by the elimination of dirt and agents of infection or disease
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  1. Of health or the rules and conditions of health; esp., promoting health and healthful conditions by the elimination of dirt and agents of infection or disease
  2. In a clean, healthy condition; hygienic
  3. Free from elements, such as filth or pathogens, that endanger health; hygienic:
Free from pathogenic elements or environments; sanitary.
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  1. Free from pathogenic elements or environments; sanitary.
  2. (Computing, slang, of a macro) Whose expansion is guaranteed not to cause the accidental capture of identifiers.
  3. Pertaining to hygiene; clean, sanitary.
  1. Not inspiring
  2. Not able or likely to arouse enthusiasm in others
Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
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  1. Slow to learn or understand; obtuse.
  2. Used to express disparagement or exasperation:
  3. Dazed, stunned, or stupefied:
Ineffective or uninspired, usually from being out of practice or from having done the same thing for too long.
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  1. Ineffective or uninspired, usually from being out of practice or from having done the same thing for too long.
  2. Out of condition, ineffective, enervated, bored, etc. from either too much or too little activity
  3. Lacking originality or spontaneity:
Not leading to success; unproductive:
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  1. Not leading to success; unproductive:
  2. Without results; unprofitable; unsuccessful; vain
  3. Useless; unproductive.
(Economics) Adding nothing to exchangeable value.
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  1. (Economics) Adding nothing to exchangeable value.
  2. Not productive; useless; fruitless.
  3. Not productive; idle.
Lacking in liveliness or interest:
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  1. Lacking in liveliness or interest:
  2. Not producing crops or fruit; having little or no vegetation
  3. Lacking vegetation, especially useful vegetation:
(Obsolete) Lacking self-restraint.
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  1. (Obsolete) Lacking self-restraint.
  2. Ineffective, powerless, or helpless
  3. Lacking in power, as to act effectively; helpless:
Relating to soil or land that is not capable of supporting or is unfavorable to the growth of plants.
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  1. Relating to soil or land that is not capable of supporting or is unfavorable to the growth of plants.
  2. Not capable of sustaining crops or vegetation:
  3. Not fertile; not productive; barren
Yielding no worthwhile result; fruitless; unprofitable
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  1. Yielding no worthwhile result; fruitless; unprofitable
  2. Not bearing fruit or offspring; barren.
  3. Not reproducing; barren; unproductive
Not producing or incapable of producing fruit:
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  1. Not producing or incapable of producing fruit:
  2. Not producing crops or fruit; having little or no vegetation
  3. Lacking vegetation, especially useful vegetation:
Not capable of sustaining crops or vegetation:
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  1. Not capable of sustaining crops or vegetation:
  2. Relating to soil or land that is not capable of supporting or is unfavorable to the growth of plants.
  3. Not fertile; unproductive or barren.
Yielding no worthwhile result; fruitless; unprofitable
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  1. Yielding no worthwhile result; fruitless; unprofitable
  2. Not bearing fruit or offspring; barren.
  3. Not reproducing; barren; unproductive
(Economics) Adding nothing to exchangeable value.
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  1. (Economics) Adding nothing to exchangeable value.
  2. Not productive; useless; fruitless.
  3. Not productive; idle.
Lacking or done without inspiration or enthusiasm:
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  1. Lacking or done without inspiration or enthusiasm:
  2. Not inspired; lacking spirit, creativity, zest, etc.; dull
  3. Characterized by a lack of excitement or liveliness; unexciting or uninteresting:
Lacking originality; trite.
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  1. Lacking originality; trite.
Lacking interest or feeling; lifeless and dull:
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  1. Lacking interest or feeling; lifeless and dull:
  2. Very dry, especially having less precipitation than is needed to support most trees or woody plants. Deserts have arid climates.
  3. Lacking enough water for things to grow; dry and barren
Not septic; free from or keeping away disease-producing or putrefying microorganisms
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  1. Not septic; free from or keeping away disease-producing or putrefying microorganisms
  2. Free of microorganisms that cause disease.
  3. Using methods to protect against infection by pathogenic microorganisms:
Pale; pallid:
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  1. Pale; pallid:
  2. Without color
  3. Lacking color:
Dull or commonplace in character; dreary:
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  1. Dull or commonplace in character; dreary:
  2. Faded and dull in appearance.
  3. Of a light olive brown or khaki color.
Constructed without mortar or cement:
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  1. Constructed without mortar or cement:
  2. No longer yielding liquid, especially milk:
  3. Not shedding tears:
Not vivid; not brilliant; dim
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  1. Not vivid; not brilliant; dim
  2. Gloomy; cloudy
  3. Not clear or resonant:
Attached or confined to the earth or to earthly concerns:
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  1. Attached or confined to the earth or to earthly concerns:
  2. Confined to or by the earth or earthly things
  3. Fastened in or to the soil:
Having a relatively broad level surface in relation to thickness or depth:
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  1. Having a relatively broad level surface in relation to thickness or depth:
  2. Having lost effervescence or sparkle:
  3. Not glossy; matte:
Lacking taste or flavor; without seasoning, spice, or discernible qualities of taste.
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  1. Lacking taste or flavor; without seasoning, spice, or discernible qualities of taste.
  2. Flat; lacking character or definition.
Lacking energy or vitality; boring, unimaginative, etc.
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  1. Lacking energy or vitality; boring, unimaginative, etc.
  2. Lacking brightness, luster, or vitality; dull.
  3. Having no shine or lustre; dull
Lacking vitality or animation; dull:
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  1. Lacking vitality or animation; dull:
  2. Without life
  3. Dull; listless
Lacking distinction, radiance, or vitality; dull:
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  1. Lacking distinction, radiance, or vitality; dull:
  2. Without luster, dull, not shiny, flat or matte finished.
Of, or relating to facts only; literal, realistic
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  1. Of, or relating to facts only; literal, realistic
  2. Lacking emotion or colour
  3. Sticking strictly to facts; literal, unimaginative, unemotional, prosaic, etc.
Lacking interest or imagination; prosaic; ordinary and dull
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  1. Lacking interest or imagination; prosaic; ordinary and dull
  2. Going or performed on foot:
  3. Of, relating to, or made for pedestrians:
Commonplace, dull and ordinary
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  1. Commonplace, dull and ordinary
  2. Lacking in imagination and spirit; dull.
  3. Of or like prose rather than poetry; often, specif., heavy, flat, unimaginative, etc.
Lacking spirit, energy, or vigor; listless; depressed
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  1. Lacking spirit, energy, or vigor; listless; depressed
Heavy and unpalatable
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  1. Heavy and unpalatable
  2. (Of food) having a thick, semi-solid consistency; glutinous; heavy on the stomach.
  3. Dull; tedious; uninteresting
Lacking or done without inspiration or enthusiasm:
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  1. Lacking or done without inspiration or enthusiasm:
  2. Not inspired; lacking spirit, creativity, zest, etc.; dull
  3. Not inspired; dull or dry

Synonym Study

  • 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
Find another word for sterile. In this page you can discover 90 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for sterile, like: infertile, impotent, childless, infecund, barren, issueless, without issue, desolate, fallow, waste and desert.