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Desolate vs. Dissolute

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Desolateadjective

Deserted and devoid of inhabitants.

‘a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house’;

Dissoluteadjective

Unrestrained by morality.

Desolateadjective

Barren and lifeless.

Dissoluteadjective

Recklessly abandoned to sensual pleasures.

Desolateadjective

Made unfit for habitation or use because of neglect, destruction etc.

‘desolate altars’;

Dissoluteadjective

With nerves unstrung; weak.

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Desolateadjective

Dismal or dreary.

Dissoluteadjective

Loosed from restraint; esp., loose in morals and conduct; recklessly abandoned to sensual pleasures; profligate; wanton; lewd; debauched.

Desolateadjective

Sad, forlorn and hopeless.

‘He was left desolate by the early death of his wife.’;

Dissoluteadjective

unrestrained by convention or morality;

‘Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society’; ‘deplorably dissipated and degraded’; ‘riotous living’; ‘fast women’;

Desolateverb

To deprive of inhabitants.

Desolateverb

To devastate or lay waste somewhere.

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Desolateverb

To abandon or forsake something.

Desolateverb

To make someone sad, forlorn and hopeless.

Desolateadjective

Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited; hence, gloomy; as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house.

‘I will make Jerusalem . . . a den of dragons, and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.’; ‘And the silvery marish flowers that throngThe desolate creeks and pools among.’;

Desolateadjective

Laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed; as, desolate altars.

Desolateadjective

Left alone; forsaken; lonely; comfortless.

‘Have mercy upon, for I am desolate.’; ‘Voice of the poor and desolate.’;

Desolateadjective

Lost to shame; dissolute.

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Desolateadjective

Destitute of; lacking in.

‘I were right now of tales desolate.’;

Desolateverb

To make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants; as, the earth was nearly desolated by the flood.

Desolateverb

To lay waste; to ruin; to ravage; as, a fire desolates a city.

‘Constructed in the very heart of a desolating war.’;

Desolateverb

leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch;

‘The mother deserted her children’;

Desolateverb

reduce in population;

‘The epidemic depopulated the countryside’;

Desolateverb

devastate or ravage;

‘The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion’;

Desolateadjective

providing no shelter or sustenance;

‘bare rocky hills’; ‘barren lands’; ‘the bleak treeless regions of the high Andes’; ‘the desolate surface of the moon’; ‘a stark landscape’;

Desolateadjective

pitiable in circumstances especially through abandonment;

‘desolate and despairing’; ‘left forlorn’;

Desolateadjective

crushed by grief;

‘depressed and desolate of soul’; ‘a low desolate wail’;

Desolateadjective

made uninhabitable;

‘upon this blasted heath’; ‘a wasted landscape’;

Desolateadjective

(of a place) uninhabited and giving an impression of bleak emptiness

‘a desolate Pennine moor’;

Desolateadjective

feeling or showing great unhappiness or loneliness

‘I suddenly felt desolate and bereft’;

Desolateverb

make (a place) appear bleakly empty

‘the droughts that desolated the dry plains’;

Desolateverb

make (someone) feel utterly wretched and unhappy

‘he was desolated by the deaths of his treasured friends’;

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