wasteland
noun Date: 14th century 1. barren or uncultivated land <
a desert wasteland
>
2. an ugly often devastated or barely inhabitable place or area 3. something (as a way of life) that is spiritually and emotionally arid and unsatisfying

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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