Synonyms of desert in English:



  • 1 his wife deserted him
    throw over, jilt, break up with;
    leave high and dry, leave in the lurch, leave behind, strand
    literary forsake
  • 2 his allies were deserting the cause
    renounce, repudiate, relinquish, wash one's hands of, abandon, turn one's back on, betray, disavow
    formal abjure
    literary forsake
  • 3 soldiers deserted in droves
    abscond, defect, run away, make off, decamp, flee, turn tail, take French leave, depart, quit, jump ship;
    Military go AWOL
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  • 1 an expanse of desert
    wasteland, wastes, wilderness, wilds, barren land;
    dust bowl
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  • 1 desert conditions
    arid, dry, moistureless, parched;
    scorched, hot;
    barren, bare, stark, infertile, unfruitful, dehydrated, sterile
    [Antonyms] fertile
  • 2 an uncharted desert island
    uninhabited, empty, lonely, desolate, bleak;
    wild, uncultivated
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