Pust kraj, pustinja.
A bleak and desolate atmosphere; SYN. desolation.
Ravishing; plundering, pillaging
Emptiness, barrenness, bleakness; despondency, depression
ETYM French désolation, Latin desolatio.
1. The act of desolating or laying waste; destruction of inhabitants; depopulation.
2. The state of being desolated or laid waste; ruin; solitariness; destitution; gloominess.
3. A place or country wasted and forsaken.
ETYM Cf. French dévastation.
1. An event that results in total destruction; SYN. desolation.
2. The state of being decayed or destroyed; SYN. desolation, ruin.
ETYM W. hafog devastation, havoc; or, if this be itself from Eng. havoc, cf. Old Eng. havot, or AS. hafoc hawk, which is a cruel or rapacious bird, or French hai, voux! a cry to hounds.
Violent and needless disturbance; SYN. mayhem.
The disposition to enjoy being alone.
ETYM Old Eng. waste; cf. the kindred as. westen, Old High Germ. westî, wuostî, German wüste. Related to Waste.
1. Any materials unused and rejected as worthless or unwanted; SYN. waste material, waste matter, waste product.
2. Useless or profitless activity; using or expending or consuming thoughtlessly or carelessly; SYN. wastefulness, dissipation.
3. (Law) Reduction in the value of an estate caused by act or neglect; SYN. permissive waste.
Materials that are no longer needed and are discarded. Examples are household waste, industrial waste (which often contains toxic chemicals), medical waste (which may contain organisms that cause disease), and nuclear waste (which is radioactive). By recycling, some materials in waste can be reclaimed for further use. In 1990 the industrialized nations generated 2 billion metric tons of waste. In the us, 40 metric tons of solid waste are generated annually per person, roughly twice as much as in Europe or Japan.
There has been a tendency to increase the amount of waste generated per person in industrialized countries, particularly through the growth in packaging and disposable products, creating a “throwaway society”.
1. Barren or uncultivated land
2. An ugly often devastated or barely inhabitable place or area
3. Something (as a way of life) that is spiritually and emotionally arid and unsatisfying
1. A sparsely inhabited or uncultivated region or tract; wilderness
2. A wild, free, or natural state or existence
ETYM Old Eng. wildernesse, wilderne,probably from AS. wildor a wild beast; cf. Dutch wildernis wilderness. Related to Wilder.
A wild and uninhabited area; SYN. wild.
Area of uninhabited land which has never been disturbed by humans, which is usually located some distance from towns and cities. According to estimates by US group Conservation International, 52% (90 million sq km) of the Earth's total land area was still undisturbed 1994.
In the US wilderness areas are specially designated by Congress and protected by federal agencies; some are “forever wild”.