Definition of "wasteland" [wasteland]

  • Land that is desolate, barren, or ravaged. (noun)
  • A place, era, or aspect of life considered as lacking in spiritual, aesthetic, or other humanizing qualities; a vacuum: a cultural wasteland. (noun)

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Use "wasteland" in a sentence
  • "That a traitor to England, the writer of Lord Horror, the infamous killer of children and a doomed rock ā€˜nā€™ roll showman have voyaged through the same miniscule wasteland is a beguiling fact."
  • "I'm voting Democrat because protecting barren wasteland is more important than energy independence."
  • "To turn your customer base into a constantly-on-alert totalitarian wasteland is not the effective solution."