Synonyms of wasteland
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desertA desert is a large area of land, usually in a hot region, where there is almost no water, rain, trees, or plants.
• The vehicles have been modified to suit conditions in the desert.
wasteWastes are a large area of land, for example a desert, in which there are very few people, plants, or animals.
• the barren wastes of the Sahara
• He looked out over a wilderness of mountain, lake and forest.
Thesaurus for wasteland from the Collins English Thesaurus
a barren or desolate area of land, not or no longer used for cultivation or building