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BARRENNESS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does barrenness mean? 

BARRENNESS (noun)
  The noun BARRENNESS has 2 senses:

1. the state (usually of a woman) of having no children or being unable to have children
2. a condition yielding nothing of value

  Familiarity information: BARRENNESS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BARRENNESS (noun)


Sense 1barrenness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The state (usually of a woman) of having no children or being unable to have children

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("barrenness" is a kind of...):

infertility; sterility (the state of being unable to produce offspring; in a woman it is an inability to conceive; in a man it is an inability to impregnate)


Sense 2barrenness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A condition yielding nothing of value

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

aridity; barrenness; fruitlessness

Hypernyms ("barrenness" is a kind of...):

quality (an essential and distinguishing attribute of something or someone)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "barrenness"):

poorness (less than adequate)

unproductiveness (the quality of lacking the power to produce)


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