Synonyms for Desolate:


abandoned (adjective)
brokenhearted (adjective)
depressed (adjective)
dysphoric, melancholic, heavy-hearted, tristful.
depressed, despondent (adjective)
bereft, blue, cheerless, dejected, disconsolate, dismal, dolorous, down, downcast, forlorn, gloomy, inconsolable, joyless, melancholy, somber.
inconsolable (adjective)
tenebrific (adjective)
unused, barren (adjective)
abandoned, bare, bleak, derelict, desert, destroyed, dreary, forsaken, godforsaken, isolated, lonely, lonesome, lorn, ruined, unfrequented, uninhabited, waste.


abandoned, blank, clear, deserted, hollow, isolated, uncrowded, uninhabited. adrift, alienated, alone, estranged, friendless, full, lonely, lonesome, unfrequented. blue, cheerless, dark, dismal, dreary, gloomy, glum, happy, joyless, light, somber, tenebrific. bereft, derelict, keep. downcast, melancholy, sad. help. desolate (noun)
abandon, bare, barren, blasted, bleak, depopulate, desert, desolated, destroyed, devastate, devastated, disconsolate, forlorn, forsake, forsaken, godforsaken, inconsolable, inhospitable, lay waste to, lorn, ravage, ravaged, ruined, stark, unconsolable, waste, wasted.
gloomy (noun)
dismal, dolorous, downcast, melancholy, sad.
in low spirits (noun)
blue, dejected, depressed, dispirited, down, downhearted, dull, dysphoric, gloomy, happy, low, melancholic, spiritless, unhappy, wistful, heavy-hearted, tristful.


depressing (verb)
destroy (verb)
abolish, annihilate, atomize, bulldoze, decimate, demolish, destroy, devastate, disintegrate, dismantle, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, flatten, level, mow down, pulverize, raze, smash, tear down, vaporize, wreck, lay waste, rip to shreds.
ravage, destroy (verb)
depopulate, devastate, lay waste.

Other synonyms:

abandoned, alone, lonely, tenebrific, unfrequented. bereft, dreary, lonesome, somber. cheerless, derelict, glum, joyless. dark. barren
lay waste.
deserted, forsaken.
in low spirits
blue, dejected, depressed, dispirited, down, downcast, downhearted, dull, dysphoric, gloomy, low, melancholic, melancholy, sad, spiritless, unhappy, wistful, heavy-hearted, tristful.
Other relevant words:
abandon, abandoned, adrift, alienated, alone, bare, barren, bereft, blank, blasted, bleak, blue, cheerless, clear, dark, dejected, depopulate, depressed, derelict, desert, deserted, desolated, destroyed, devastated, disconsolate, dismal, dispirited, dolorous, down, downcast, downhearted, dreary, dull, dysphoric, estranged, forlorn, forsake, forsaken, friendless, gloomy, glum, godforsaken, happy, help, hollow, inconsolable, inhospitable, isolated, joyless, keep, lay waste to, light, lonely, lonesome, lorn, low, melancholic, melancholy, ravage, ravaged, ruined, sad, somber, spiritless, stark, tenebrific, unconsolable, uncrowded, unfrequented, unhappy, uninhabited, waste, wasted, wistful, heavy-hearted, tristful.

Usage examples for desolate

  1. I was so desolate and felt so wronged, that a kind word filled me with gratitude, even from Lottie. – Wives and Widows; or The Broken Life by Ann S. Stephens
  2. You needn't feel so desolate my dear Monsieur Boris. – The Secret of the Night by Gaston Leroux
  3. Then she said, in a no less desolate tone, " Korvan said I was foolish to come back." – This World Is Taboo by Murray Leinster