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Definition of Barren

Barren

  1. Incapable of producing offspring; producing no young; sterile; -- said of women and female animals.
  2. Not producing vegetation, or useful vegetation; /rile.
  3. Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty.
  4. Mentally dull; stupid.
  5. A tract of barren land.
  6. Elevated lands or plains on which grow small trees, but not timber; as, pine barrens; oak barrens. They are not necessarily sterile, and are often fertile.

Barren Quotations

Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow.
Langston Hughes

Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away. - Arthur Helps
Wise sayings often fall on barren ground, but a kind word is never thrown away.
Arthur Helps

The winter solstice has always been special to me as a barren darkness that gives birth to a verdant future beyond imagination, a time of pain and withdrawal that produces something joyfully inconceivable, like a monarch butterfly masterfully extracting itself from the confines of its cocoon, bursting forth into unexpected glory.
Gary Zukav

New England has a harsh climate, a barren soil, a rough and stormy coast, and yet we love it, even with a love passing that of dwellers in more favored regions.
Henry Cabot Lodge

Men have looked upon the desert as barren land, the free holding of whoever chose; but in fact each hill and valley in it had a man who was its acknowledged owner and would quickly assert the right of his family or clan to it, against aggression.
T. E. Lawrence
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Barren Translations

barren in German is unfruchtbar
barren in Italian is eremo
barren in Latin is infecundus, sterilis, infelix
barren in Norwegian is ufruktbar, gold
barren in Spanish is yermo
barren in Swedish is steril, karg jord, ofruktbar
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