Definition of Barrenness

1. Noun. The state (usually of a woman) of having no children or being unable to have children.

Generic synonyms: Infertility, Sterility
Derivative terms: Barren



2. Noun. The quality of yielding nothing of value.
Exact synonyms: Aridity, Fruitlessness
Generic synonyms: Quality
Specialized synonyms: Poorness, Unproductiveness
Derivative terms: Barren, Fruitless
Antonyms: Fruitfulness

Definition of Barrenness

1. n. The condition of being barren; sterility; unproductiveness.

Definition of Barrenness

1. Noun. The property of being barren; the property of not supporting life. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Barrenness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Barrenness

barrelheads
barrelhouse
barrelhouses
barreling
barrelled
barrellike
barrelling
barrels
barrelsful
barren
barren ground caribou
barren of(p)
barrener
barrenest
barrenly
barrenness (current term)
barrennesses
barrens
barrenwort
barrenworts
barrerite
barres
barret
barreter
barreters
barretor
barretors
barretries
barretry
barrets

Literary usage of Barrenness

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Six discourses on the functions of the lungs, and causes, prevention and by Samuel Sheldon Fitch (1856)
"and thus occasion hopeless barrenness. This is not the only cause of ... barrenness, at times, is produced by a closing up of the neck of the •womb. ..."

2. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1900)
"Note on the Fertility of different Breeds of Sheep, with Remarks on the Prevalence of Abortion and barrenness therein." By WALTER HEAPE, MA, Trinity College ..."

3. A History of English Prosody from the Twelfth Century to the Present Day by George Saintsbury (1908)
"... barrenness of the compartment—Jonson a defaulter—Joshua Poole or "JD" barrenness of THIS chapter will probably be the shortest of the volume, ..."

4. Unbeaten Tracks in Japan: An Account of Travels in the Interior Including by Isabella Lucy Bird (1881)
"barrenness of Savage Life—Irreclaimable Savages—The Aino Physique— Female ... The glamour which at first disguises the inherent barrenness of savage life ..."

5. The Ancient Régime by Hippolyte Taine (1881)
"I. Its barrenness and artificiality.—Return to nature and sentiment.—II. ... barrenness and artificiality are the two traits of this society, ..."

6. Viavi hygiene for women, men and children by Hartland Law (1905)
"... describe the condition of barrenness, or infertility. Both women and men may be sterile, but the term is here employed to denote the sterility of women. ..."

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