"desolation" in the noun sense
1. devastation, desolation
the state of being decayed or destroyed
2. bleakness, desolation, bareness, nakedness
a bleak and desolate atmosphere
"the nakedness of the landscape"
3. forlornness, loneliness, desolation
sadness resulting from being forsaken or abandoned
4. devastation, desolation
an event that results in total destruction
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