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English

Pronunciation

Homophones

  • baron (in some accents)

Adjective

barren (comparative er, superlative more)

Positive
barren

Comparative
er

Superlative
more

  1. (not comparable) unable to bear children; sterile
    I silently wept as my daughter's husband rejected her. What would she do now that she was no longer a maiden but also barren?
  2. of poor fertility, infertile
  3. bleak

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Translations

Noun

Singular
barren

Plural
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barren ({{{1}}})
  1. An area of low fertility and habitation, a desolate place.
    The pine barrens are a site lonely enough to suit any hermit.

Basque

Adjective

barren

  1. deep

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