desolation

See also: désolation

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French desolacion, from Latin dēsōlātiō.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌdɛsəˈleɪʃən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən

NounEdit

desolation (countable and uncountable, plural desolations)

  1. The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.
  2. The state of being desolated or laid waste
    Synonyms: ruin, solitariness, destitution, gloom, gloominess
  3. A place or country wasted and forsaken.

TranslationsEdit


Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Latin dēsōlātiō.

NounEdit

desolation f (plural desolations)

  1. desolation; destruction; annihilation.