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Desolation meaning

desolation - 5 dictionary results

  1. 1. The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.
  2. 2. The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.
  3. 3. A place or country wasted and forsaken.
  4. 4. The act of laying waste; the state of being laid waste or abandoned; a solitude; ruin; destruction; affliction; misery.
  5. 5. Act of desolating; waste; destruction.

desolation - examples of usage

  1. The front door stood open and revealed desolation. - "At Sunwich Port, Complete", W.W. Jacobs.
  2. A place of such desolation, one would think, was a place of silence- just the reverse. - "An History of Birmingham (1783)", William Hutton.
  3. The desolation here was non- human. - "Dead Man's Planet", William Morrison.
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