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Desolate
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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated Desolate as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

8 January 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Easy Crossword

We found 25 answers for the crossword clue 'Desolate', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Easy Crossword.

This clue looks to be a standard clue as in it's a NON-CRYPTIC crossword based on the publications in which we have recently seen it.

We have given Desolate a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen Desolate as an answer itself some 97 times.

Desolate is a single word clue made up of 8 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Easy Crossword' on Tuesday, 12 January 2021 with the answer being BLEAK, we also found BLEAK to be the most popular answer for this clue.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

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  • Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"
  • Crushed by grief; "depressed and desolate of soul"; "a low desolate wail"
  • Reduce in population; "The epidemic depopulated the countryside"
  • 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"
  • Cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

Crossword Answers

4 Letters

BARE
Lacking embellishment or ornamentation; "a plain hair style"; "unembellished white walls"; "functional architecture featuring stark unornamented concrete"

LORN

5 Letters

BLEAK
Offering little or no hope; "the future looked black"; "prospects were bleak"; "Life in the Aran Islands has always been bleak and difficult"- J.M.Synge; "took a dim view of things"

HARSH
Sharply disagreeable; rigorous; "the harsh facts of court delays"; "an abrasive character"

STARK
Completely; "stark mad"; "mouth stark open"

WASTE
Useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; "if the effort brings no compensating gain it is a waste"; "mindless dissipation of natural resources"

6 Letters

BARREN
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"

DESERT
Arid land with little or no vegetation

LONELY
Marked by dejection from being alone; "felt sad and lonely"; "the loneliest night of the week"; "lonesome when her husband is away"; "spent a lonesome hour in the bar"

RAVAGE
(usually plural) a destructive action; "the ravages of time"; "the depredations of age and disease"

7 Letters

ABANDON
The trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon"

BEREAVE Howard
Deprive through death

FORLORN
Marked by or showing hopelessness; "the last forlorn attempt"; "a forlorn cause"

FORSAKE
Leave someone who needs or counts on you; leave in the lurch; "The mother deserted her children"

SCOURGE
A whip used to inflict punishment (often used for pedantic humor)

8 Letters

DESERTED
Forsaken by owner or inhabitants ; "weed-grown yard of an abandoned farmhouse"

FORSAKEN

9 Letters

ABANDONED
Free from constraint; "an abandoned sadness born of grief"- Liam O'Flaherty

DEVASTATE
Overwhelm or overpower; "He was devastated by his grief when his son died"

10 Letters

DEPOPULATE
Reduce in population; "The epidemic depopulated the countryside"

LAYWASTETO
Cause extensive destruction or ruin utterly; "The enemy lay waste to the countryside after the invasion"

11 Letters

COMFORTLESS SURINDER SOBTI
Without comfort; "a comfortless room"

GODFORSAKEN
Located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"

OUTOFTHEWAY SURINDER SOBTI
Murdered; "the mob boss wanted his rival out of the way"

UNINHABITED
Not having inhabitants; not lived in; "an uninhabited island"; "gaping doors of uninhabited houses"

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