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desolate /'desəlit/
  • tính từ
    • bị tàn phá, tan hoang, đổ nát
    • hoang vắng, không người ở, tiêu điều
    • bị ruồng bỏ, bị bỏ rơi; lẻ loi, bơ vơ, cô độc
    • đau buồn, buồn phiền, sầu não
    • ngoại động từ
      • tàn phá, phá huỷ, làm tan hoang
      • làm hoang vắng, làm sụt số dân (của một vùng)
      • ruồng bỏ, bỏ bơ vơ, bỏ rơi
      • làm buồn phiền, làm u sầu, làm phiền muộn; làm thất vọng
    Concise Dictionary
    desolates|desolated|desolating'desələt
    verb
    +leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch
    +reduce in population
    +devastate or ravage
    adj.
    +providing no shelter or sustenance
    +crushed by grief

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    adj.
    1 solitary, lonely, isolated, deserted, forlorn, forsaken, friendless, alone, abandoned, neglected; desert, uninhabited, empty, unfrequented, bare, barren, bleak, remote:
    He felt desolate after his wife's death. Tristan da Cunha is a group of four desolate islands in the Atlantic.
    2 laid waste, ruined, devastated, ravaged, destroyed:
    The explosion left the surrounding countryside desolate.
    3 dreary, dismal, wretched, joyless, cheerless, comfortless, miserable, unhappy, down, disconsolate, sad, melancholy, sorrowful, forlorn, mournful, woebegone, gloomy, broken-hearted, heavy-hearted, inconsolable, dejected, downcast, downhearted, dispirited, low-spirited, depressed, melancholy, spiritless, despondent, dismal, distressed, discouraged, hopeless:
    He has brought some happiness into her desolate existence.
    v.
    4 depopulate:
    The country was desolated by famine.
    5 destroy, devastate, ruin, lay waste, despoil, ravage, demolish, obliterate, annihilate, raze, gut:
    Invaders desolated the countryside.
    6 dismay, dishearten, depress, daunt, dispirit, sadden, deject, dispirit, discourage:
    He was either buoyed up by renewed hope or desolated by despair.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    adjective, verb
    + adjective
    1 (of a place) empty and without people, making you feel sad or frightened: a bleak and desolate landscape
    2 very lonely and unhappy: The thought that her husband did not want the baby made her feel utterly desolate.
    + verb [VN] [usually passive] (literary) to make sb feel sad and without hope: She had been desolated by the death of her friend.
    Collocation Dictionary
    adj

    1 empty and depressing

    VERBS

    be, seem, stand
    The house stands desolate and empty.
    | become | leave sth
    The land was left desolate.

    ADV.

    completely, quite
    The landscape was quite desolate.
    | rather
    a rather desolate place

    2 very unhappy

    VERBS

    be, feel, look, sound
    He looked as desolate as Ruth felt.
    | become

    ADV.

    quite, utterly
    She was utterly desolate after losing her baby.
    | a little
    Her voice sounded a little desolate.


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