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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

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

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

Never stay up on the barren heights of cleverness, but come down into the green valleys of silliness.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

Our Lord never condemned the fig tree because it brought forth so much fruit that some fell to the ground and spoiled. He only cursed it when it was barren.
Edwin Louis Cole

All I ask is to be held above the barren wastes of want.
Wilfred Owen
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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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