Meaning of “wasteland” in the English Dictionary

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"wasteland" in British English

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uk /ˈweɪst.lænd/ us /ˈweɪst.lænd/

(Definition of “wasteland” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wasteland" in American English

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wastelandnoun [ C ]

us /ˈweɪstˌlænd/

a large area of land that has not been developed, usually because it cannot be easily used:

Rain forests are being transformed into barren wasteland.

A wasteland can also be anything that seems to lack positive qualities:

Television is a vast wasteland.

(Definition of “wasteland” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)