from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Located in a dismal or remote area.
  • adj. Desolate; forlorn.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Particularly awful; very bad; miserable; terrible.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. deserted and unhospitable.
  • adj. forlorn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Seeming as if forsaken by God; hence, forlorn; desolate; miserable.
  • Cast out or abandoned by God; supremely wicked; utterly reprobate: as, a God-forsaken community or band of pirates.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate


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