land that is uncultivated or barren.
an area that is devastated, as by flood, storm, or war.
something, as a period of history, phase of existence, or locality, that is spiritually or intellectually barren.
a barren or desolate area of land, not or no longer used for cultivation or building
a region, period in history, etc, that is considered spiritually, intellectually, or aesthetically barren or desolate:
American television is a cultural wasteland
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Wasteland, you're not cleverly teaching me something about academia and graduate school.
Recklessly starving the world's fourth-largest lake to irrigate crops turned rich waters into a barren wasteland.
But to real estate developers, the canyons were empty wasteland, waiting to be turned into homes.
And they are not mining in a wasteland it is the watershed, it is gods country.
Indeed, last year's wealth wasteland has become a billionaire bonanza.
Crushed wooden houses now resemble matchwood, scattered in every direction over swampy wasteland.
Two years ago, it was a mosquito-infested wasteland.
When the plane finally crashes, the characters' violent insertion into the unforgiving wasteland is appropriately jarring.
All of that makes sense, but the biggest difference between plants from the wasteland and the controls was somewhat surprising.
The end of civilization won't be pretty, and neither is the wasteland depicted in the comic.
It is our task as humans to bring meaning back into this wasteland.
The track sits in a wasteland surrounded by the exhausted squirm of motorways.
Not to mention a voice that rises over thunder and sinks into the wasteland of age.
Clearly, the actors inhabit a kind of wasteland, arid except for the oasis of the fountain.
It is a history of change from wetland to wasteland and back again.
In many instances, wasteland enhances the productivity of other parts of the farm parcel.
In many instances, wasteland contributes to the productivity of other types of farmland.
In many instances wasteland contributes to the productivity of other types of farmland.
Left in its wake was an economic wasteland that offered no market for goods and no buying power.
The parcel was a wasteland of construction and demolition debris and had historically been used for industrial purposes.
White settlers shunned the area, which they considered a wasteland.
Grows scattered in wasteland along roadsides as well as in cultivation.
No wonder merchants chose to skirt this vast wasteland, choosing between routes going to the north and to the south of it.
His wanderer of the wasteland is his thinly disguised autobiography.