Barrenness

  • 1 Barrenness — Bar ren*ness, n. The condition of being barren; sterility; unproductiveness. [1913 Webster] A total barrenness of invention. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 barrenness — index blank (emptiness) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 barrenness — late 14c., literal; mid 14c., figurative (of spiritual emptiness), from BARREN (Cf. barren) + NESS (Cf. ness) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 barrenness — barren ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of land) too poor to produce vegetation. 2) (of a female animal) unable to bear young. 3) bleak and lifeless. 4) (barren of) without. DERIVATIVES barrenness noun. ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 5 barrenness — noun see barren I …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 6 barrenness — See barrenly. * * * …

    Universalium

  • 7 barrenness — noun The property of being barren; the property of not supporting life …

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  • 8 barrenness — It was the worst of misfortunes for a Hebrew or Jewish wife not to bear children (1 Sam. 1:10 ff.). So the prediction that women who were childless will be thankful is an indication of how appalling will be the disaster to fall on Jerusalem… …

    Dictionary of the Bible

  • 9 barrenness — I (Roget s IV) n. Syn. sterility, unproductiveness, infecundity, infertility, childlessness, effeteness, impotence, desolateness, unfruitfulness, bleakness, emptiness, aridness, aridity, agenesis, unfructuosity. Ant. fertility*, fruitfulness,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 10 barrenness — bar·ren·ness || bærÉ™nɪ n. sterility, infertility; desolateness, emptiness …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 barrenness — n 1. childlessness, sterility, infertility, unprolificness, infecundity, Med. agenesis, impotence, effeteness. 2. unproductiveness, unyieldingness, unfruitfulness, fruitlessness; exhaustion, depletion, impoverishment; meagerness, scarcity,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 12 barrenness — bar·ren·ness …

    English syllables

  • 13 barrenness — Sterility; the incapacity to bear children …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 14 barrenness — Sterility; the incapacity to bear children …

    Black's law dictionary

  • 15 barrenness — Inability to bear children. The word is in no sense a synonym of impotency. Anonymous, 89 Ala 291, 7 So 100 …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 16 barrenness — noun 1. the state (usually of a woman) of having no children or being unable to have children • Derivationally related forms: ↑barren • Hypernyms: ↑sterility, ↑infertility 2. the quality of yielding nothing of value • Syn: ↑fruitlessnes …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 17 BARRENNESS AND FERTILITY — BARRENNESS AND FERTILITY, the inability or ability of man and woman to procreate. Procreation is considered a blessing in the Bible and it is a commandment (Gen. 1:28; 9:7; Rashi, ibid.) applicable to all Jewish men, although not to Jewish women… …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 18 barren — [[t]bæ̱rən[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED A barren landscape is dry and bare, and has very few plants and no trees. ...the Tibetan landscape of high barren mountains. Ant: fertile 2) ADJ GRADED Barren land consists of soil that is so poor that plants cannot… …

    English dictionary

  • 19 FOLKLORE — This entry is arranged according to the following outline: introduction …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 20 Women in Ancient Rome — Women in ancient Roman society were given considerable honor, possibly as a result of treaties between the Romans and the Sabines from earlier Roman history,Fact|date=May 2008 and as a result of the emphasis on child bearing in a society with… …

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