Desolate vs Dessert - What's the difference?

desolate | dessert |

As an adjective desolate

is deserted and devoid of inhabitants.

As a verb desolate

is to deprive of inhabitants.

As a noun dessert is

(label) dessert, pudding.




(en adjective)
  • Deserted and devoid of inhabitants.
  • a desolate''' isle; a '''desolate''' wilderness; a '''desolate house
  • * Bible, Jer. ix. 11
  • I will make Jerusalem a den of dragons, and I will make the cities of Judah desolate , without an inhabitant.
  • * Tennyson
  • And the silvery marish flowers that throng / The desolate creeks and pools among.
  • Barren and lifeless.
  • Made unfit for habitation or use; laid waste; neglected; destroyed.
  • desolate altars
  • Dismal or dreary.
  • Sad, forlorn and hopeless.
  • He was left desolate by the early death of his wife.
  • * Keble
  • voice of the poor and desolate


  • To deprive of inhabitants.
  • To devastate or lay waste somewhere.
  • To abandon or forsake something.
  • To make someone sad, forlorn and hopeless.
  • dessert


    (en noun)
  • A sweet confection served as the last course of a meal
  • Synonyms

    * (sweet final course of a meal) afters (UK informal ), pudding (UK), sweet (UK)


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