Synonyms of 'wasteland'
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A 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.
Wastes 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
Thesaurus for wasteland from the Collins English Thesaurus
A wasteland is an area of land on which not much can grow or which has been spoiled in some way.