Definition of 'desolation'
Example sentences containing 'desolation'
These examples have been automatically selected and may contain sensitive content. Read more…
It was a picture of utter desolation. Christianity Today (2000)And the utter desolation at the end was unforgettable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)A season of such hope had ended in utter desolation. Times, Sunday Times (2016)A scene of desolation greeted him in the camp that will now become his home. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But that optimism was short-lived as hope turned to dread to utter desolation as her worst fears were confirmed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)My desolation was utter and lasted, oh, half a day. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Over on the other side, we stopped at Lille to enjoy another scene of concrete desolation. Times, Sunday Times (2007)We all need more desolation and despair in our lives, so long as it's beautifully and darkly written. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Getting away completely by myself, I got the most amazing sense of utter desolation stretching away all around me. THE ZANZIBAR CHEST: A Memoir of Love and War (2003)
Trends of 'desolation'
Used Occasionally. desolation is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
View usage for:
Translations for 'desolation'
British English: desolation NOUN
Desolation is a feeling of great unhappiness and hopelessness.
He expresses his sense of desolation absolutely without self-pity.
Definition of desolation from the Collins English Dictionary
The language of love: 5 ways to express your love on Valentine’s Day
Part One: Unlocking Mandarin with Paul Noble
Join the Collins community
All the latest wordy news, linguistic insights, offers and competitions every month.